WACO, TX (KWTX) – An Arlington man who authorities say kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill them both was arrested Sunday at a Waco hotel.
Marvin Alvarado-Padilla, 47, remains on $200,000 bond at McLennan County Jail after his arrest Sunday on a kidnapping charge with a deadly weapon.
Waco Police responded after Arlington Police reported that an Arlington woman had been kidnapped around 9:00 p.m. was involved in the case. , according to the arrest warrant.
Waco police did not immediately locate the woman, but continued to search for several hours based on new locations obtained from her cell phone, the statement said. During the search, officers were alerted that the alleged victim had been dropped off at a Bellmead grocery store.
The woman told her that Alvarado-Padilla came up behind her, grabbed her by the neck and put what she thought was a gun in her back after shopping with friends. He forced her into the car and they drove south, she said.
“The victim and Padilla were in a dating relationship in the past and had a child together,” the statement said. “The victim said Padilla talked about getting back together, but the victim refused and told him to let her go. The victim said Padilla stated that if she was not with him, he would drive over the bridge and kill them both.”
Padilla drove to the motel on the interstate and forced her into a “truck-tractor cab,” the affidavit said.
“The victim stated that while he and Padilla were in the cab, he saw Waco police cars looking for him,” the affidavit said. “The victim said that after pleading with Padilla, he agreed to let her go to a public place and they went to HEB where she was able to call for help.”
The woman said Padilla did not assault her after the police drove her away.
Police found Padilla at a nearby hotel and arrested him, the affidavit said.
In addition to $200,000 bail, Padilla, who county records show is a native of Honduras, is being held on an immigration detainer at McLennan County Jail.
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