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Shreveport man convicted of 2013 aggravated kidnapping, carjacking from Broadmoor Baptist parking lot

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments



A Caddo Parish jury unanimously convicted Donnie Ray Baker Jr. of the April 19, 2013, aggravated kidnapping and carjacking that put dozens of lives at risk, as the stolen car veered through busy rush-hour traffic. "I am firmly convinced that it was this man's intention to take the young lady and her car, drive away […]




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Teens sought in theft of vehicle from church with baby inside

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments



ST. PETERSBURG —  Detectives are looking for two teens they say stole a vehicle from a church parking lot in south St. Petersburg while a baby was strapped inside. According to St. Petersburg police, the victims were unloading tables and chairs from their 2013 Toyota Highlander around 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, […]




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Kidnapping of Mount Pleasant teen tops 2013 story list

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments



Each year brings its own set of victories and tragedies. 2013 was no different. From a teen kidnapped from a church parking lot to the destruction of the railroad depot, local readers viewed an active news year. The Daily Tribune staff selected the Tlop 10 stories, choosing the kidnapping of Ruby Zavala on May 5 […]




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Mount Pleasant police chief: Kidnapping victim, 14, was terrorized

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 14-year-old East Texas girl endured what police called a terrifying experience after being abducted Sunday. Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell said Tuesday that during de-briefing of Ruby Zavala after her Monday rescue, it became clear the teenager was terrorized by the suspect in her abduction, Jesus Resendez Ramirez, 23. Isbell said the girl […]




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East Texas girl found, suspect in custody after church kidnapping

| May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



Mount Pleasant police confirmed Monday afternoon that 14-year-old Ruby Zavala — who was the subject of an Amber Alert issued Sunday — has been found safe. Her alleged abductor, 22-year-old Jesus Ramirez, is in custody facing initial charges of aggravated assault and three counts of kidnapping. "The family is ecstatic that their daughter's been recovered," […]




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Family Kidnapped From East Texas Church

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments



Titus County (KETK) — UPDATE: Mount Pleasant Police say at around 1 p.m. Sunday, a mother and her two children were kidnapped from Saint Michaels Catholic Church, 1403 E. First St. in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Police say the three were taken by knife point by a known suspect from the parking lot of the church. Police […]




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Police: Norcross Teen Lied About Being Kidnapped by Church Members

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Norcross Police believe a 19-year-old lied about members of a local church kidnapping her and cutting off her dress as part of a religious ritual. According to the original police report, the Norcross woman told investigators that she went to the Warehouse Church, a small, non-denominational congregation located at 6191 Atlantic Boulevard in the city, […]




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Local Member Of The Church On The Way Safe After Kidnapping

| March 29, 2013 | 1 Comment



A member of The Church on the Way in Valencia is now back home uninjured with his family in Granada Hills after being kidnapped Thursday in Mexico. Kyle Bauer, who is reportedly a grandson of the founder of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, was not harmed during the kidnapping, according to Pastor […]




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Somerset church group hijacked on mission trip

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



Despite being kidnapped, robbed and left for dead in the forests of Guatemala, the short-term mission group from Riverside Church in Somerset, Wis. said they feel blessed. “We are just grateful to be alive,” said Rev. Bill Hieb, leader of the mission trip and pastor at Riverside Church. The mission trip was supposed to run […]




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Pa. Church Ordered to Pay $10K Fine for Fake Kidnapping of Teens

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



A southeastern Pennsylvania church has been ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and its youth pastor ordered to do community service after a March 2012 mock kidnapping in which he and fellow church members interrogated 17 teenagers in an unconventional lesson about the dangers of missionary work. On Thursday, Jan. 24, Judge Andrew H. Dowling […]




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Deputies: 13-year-old girl kidnapped near Sugar Land-area church

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office released the sketches of two suspects who are accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl near her church on Sunday morning. Deputies said it was about 7:25 a.m. on Dec. 9 when they were called to the 2200 block of Mason Street near West Airport. […]




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Snellville man charged with kidnapping wife from church

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



CONYERS — A Snellville man was charged with kidnapping Sunday afternoon after he allegedly went to a church where his estranged wife was in attendance and forced her to leave with him. The suspect, Matthew Ryan Boutelle, 24, of 4620 Calleigh Way, Snellville, was arrested by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the […]




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Youth Pastor, Church Charged in Fake Kidnapping

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments



A youth pastor and his church in Pennsylvania were charged Friday for conducting a fake kidnap situation with a group of young students. Andrew David Jordan, 28, and the Glad Tidings Assembly of God were charged with false imprisonment and simple assault. "This is a sad case for all those involved," said Dauphin County District […]




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Boston minister, Everett woman freed in Egypt

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments



The son of an abducted Dorchester minister — released today after days of being held hostage in Egypt — said he is “exuberant” to hear that his father has been freed. “I want to hear my father,” an emotional Rev. Jean Louis said at an impromptu press conference outside his family’s Dorchester home, where relatives […]




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Abduction of Hub pastor tests faith of family, flock

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments



Family and parishioners of Dorchester minister Michel Louis, taken hostage last week on a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai, voiced gratitude yesterday for high-level efforts in Washington, D.C., and expressed faith that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now in Egypt, will do what she can, but added they see a higher authority at work. “We know […]




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