Kaufman police find kidnapping victim after reckless driving stop

Charles Lewis

Credit: Dallas County Jail

Charles Atkins Lewis Jr., 37, faces aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping charges.

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Posted on August 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 26 at 4:41 PM

KAUFMAN — Police who pulled over a driver for reckless driving Thursday found a kidnapping victim in the car.

Kaufman police had received reports of a silver Lexus driving recklessly at Highway 175 and Highway 243. Officers pulled over the vehicle and found an injured woman inside, along with the driver.

Police arrested Charles Atkins Lewis Jr., who they say kidnapped the victim at gunpoint and stole her Lexus from downtown Dallas.

Lewis, 37, was turned over to the Dallas Police Department to be charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping.

Bond was set at $50,000.

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