RED OAK – The Red Oak Police Department arrested a 25-year-old Powell, Texas, man Thursday on a kidnapping charge.
The incident occurred at about 3:15 p.m., with Police Chief Craig Rudolph reporting that the male, whose name has not been released pending his arraignment, picked up his estranged girlfriend from her work at Red Oak Health and Rehab to give her a ride home.
“Apparently, they got into an argument and he sped off and refused to let her out,” Rudolph said in a press release. “As the suspect vehicle, a maroon 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, drove at a high rate of speed eastbound on Ovilla Road, the female was ejected from the vehicle in front of Eastridge Elementary School.”
The Red Oak Police Department was notified, with a description of the suspect and his vehicle broadcast. Ferris police officers Christopher Ellis and Able Rodriguez located and stopped the vehicle on North Central Boulevard at 10th Street, taking the man into custody without incident.
Red Oak officer Jason Meeks responded to the Ferris location and took over custody of the man, transporting him to the Red Oak city jail, where he was booked in and charged.
The victim, a 32-year-old Dallas resident, was transported by air ambulance to Parkland Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
An update on her condition was not available by press time.