Dallas couple charged in Waco kidnapping, beating and shooting of man’s ex-girlfriend

WACO, TX (KWTX) – Edwin Adan Rodriguez, 21, and his girlfriend, Veronica Sanchez, 21, of Dallas, are both charged with aggravated robbery, kidnapping with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the couple kidnapped the man’s ex-girlfriend. before being beaten and shot with a gun.

EDITOR’S NOTE: KWTX initially and incorrectly reported that Rodriguez and Sanchez were from Waco.

McLennan County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the victim shortly before 2 a.m. in the 8100 block of Old Dallas after an injured woman called 911 for help. She was reportedly bleeding and suffering from gunshot wounds to her hand, arm and abdominal area.

The victim was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest for treatment and later told detectives that Rodriguez, her ex-boyfriend, drove to her home and demanded she go with him.

When the victim refused to go with him, Rodriguez allegedly grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into the truck, the complaint states. Sanchez was reportedly wearing a mask when he got out of Rodriguez’s truck and forced the victim into the pickup.

Rodriguez is said to have been driving northbound on the freeway in a “reckless” manner, and the victim made several attempts to get out of the pickup. She told deputies that Sanchez held her inside the pickup to prevent her from jumping out of the truck.

Rodriguez eventually drove off the highway and ejected the victim from the truck, causing him to fall into a ditch.

When the victim got up, Rodriguez allegedly fired several shots, striking her several times. Sanchez allegedly told Rodriguez to take the victim’s cell phone before fleeing the scene. That victim was able to walk to a neighbor’s house, where she called 911 for help.

The suspects were arrested in Lancaster, Texas. McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara credited the joint efforts of law enforcement agencies in making the arrests.

“This is the result of a quick operation by the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office FAST (Fugitive Support and Special Tasks) in conjunction with the U.S. Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, the U.S. Marshal’s North Texas Fugitive Task Force and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department to arrest these two killers. potential. This shows what can be done when all the agencies work together in a concerted effort to take down these criminals,” McNamara said.

Online jail records show Sanchez and Rodriguez are each being held on bonds totaling $2 million.

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