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Man arrested for kidnapping from Mesquite – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

By meerna Jun12,2024

A man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated kidnapping from Mesquite after a child managed to escape and alert Dallas firefighters.

According to police, on June 6, Mesquite police were notified of a “delayed sexual assault involving a female minor.”

Police say the child initially ran away from the home when a man in a red minivan approached the child in the area of ​​Gross Road and Ridgeview Street and asked the girl if she wanted a ride home.

The child agreed to a ride, but the suspect ignored directions and drove into Dallas city limits.

Police said the suspect then tried to touch the child inappropriately, which led to a brief fight and a vehicle stop on I-20 in Dallas.

The suspect pulled the child from the vehicle and the child fled on foot for a period of time before encountering Dallas Firefighters at Dallas Fire Station 40. Dallas police responded first and then notified the Mesquite Police Department.

Investigators were able to locate the suspect’s minivan on traffic surveillance cameras in the area where the child was abducted. A search of the area described by the child who had escaped led investigators to locate the suspect’s minivan.

The suspect was identified as 53-year-old Doyle Tipton, a registered sex offender.

Tipton was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping.

By meerna

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