A Killeen man is behind bars after police said he donned a mask and attempted to kidnap a female family member last weekend.
Edgar Lewis Bradshaw Jr., 48, was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of aggravated kidnaping by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke in connection with the attempted abduction, which took place in the early morning hours on Sunday. His bail is set at $1 million.
According to an arrest affidavit, a man in the 1500 block of Julie Jacquelin Street in Killeen arrived home just after 4 a.m. Sunday to see a man in black clothing and a mask attempting to carry away the victim, a woman who lived two doors down from him.
The neighbor chased the man down, and the two began to struggle. The man in black escaped, and the neighbor ran back to check on the victim while they waited for police.
Police spoke with the victim, who said that after coming out from her house she was saw a man dressed in black and wearing a mask exit her car. The man ran after her, picked her up, and ran with her until the neighbor intervened.
Police arrested Bradshaw after he appeared from some bushes and began walking towards the officers. He later admitted that he abducted the victim, according to the affidavit.
Inside the car, police found a backpack stocked with macabre items, including white latex gloves, a roll of duck tape, 20 zip ties, a metal chain and padlocks, a bottle of an unknown liquid, two masks and a knife. A cellphone and an “action style” camera were also found in the backpack, the affidavit stated.
The victim identified the bag as possibly belonging to Bradshaw. She also identified Bradshaw as a relative. She gave police his cellphone number. When they called the number, a cellphone in the backpack began to ring, the affidavit stated.
The affidavit goes on to state that this wasn’t the first time the woman had been victimized by a masked assailant.
She told police that a man dressed in black and wearing a mask had sexually assaulted her in San Antonio in January.
The woman told police that the man had accosted her as she was exiting her vehicle. She said he put a knife to her throat. During the assault, she said the man gave her commands via pre-written messages on an iPhone “Siri” program. She told police that she was able to see “somewhat” under the face cover, and believed the attacker may have been filming the assault.
The affidavit does not state specifically that Bradshaw was the attacker in that instance, and no charges of sexual assault has been filed against him as of Tuesday afternoon.
Bradshaw is currently in custody in Bell County Jail.
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