Killeen man arrested in Harker Heights kidnapping case

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Harker Heights Police report what began as a domestic disturbance turned into a kidnapping case when a woman was forced to go with a man against her will.

The situation was resolved with the help of Killeen police who detained a man later identified as 32-year-old Damarcus Leneil Fraser.

Harker Heights police spokesman Lawrence Stewart said it started with a call from the 900 block of Lemonwood as an ” unknown trouble ” call from a female caller.

However, when officers got to that location, the caller was no longer there.

It was later determined that she had been taken forcibly from that location by a man after an argument.

An arrest affidavit said the victim was taken from another man’s house on the morning of August 19 after Fraser turned up there without warning.

The affidavit stated that he demanded she get in the car with him or he would kill anyone involved.

The affidavit stated that the victim tried to leave but was put in a headlock and she could not breathe, losing counsciousness.

When she came to, she was in the car and asked to be released but told police Fraser threatened to kill her.

She told officers that she could see that Fraser had a handgun.

She talked him into stopping to let her use the restroom and again attempted to call 9-1-1.

Later when police spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop, she told police he said he would use the gun if he had to.

Killeen police had found them in the 1000 block of W.S. Young Drive and were able to detain Fraser and release the female victim.

When police searched his vehicle, they recovered a weapon which led to additional charges as it was determined that Fraser was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a weapon.

Police were quoted in the affidavit as saying Fraser told them he was ” just trying to keep her safe.”

Fraser was transported to the Bell County jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping terrorizing and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

He remained in the jail Tuesday with his bond set at a total of $300,000.

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