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Missouri woman escapes alleged kidnapping at Sherman gas station

Police said the woman called 911 around 12:20 a.m. from the Shell convenience store at the...
Police said the woman called 911 around 12:20 a.m. from the Shell convenience store at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 75 and FM 1417.(kxii)
Published: Jun. 3, 2021 at 12:04 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 9:15 AM CDT
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - A Missouri woman who says she was kidnapped by her boyfriend for two days escaped his vehicle at a Sherman gas station early Thursday morning.

Police said the woman called 911 around 12:20 a.m. from the Shell convenience store at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 75 and FM 1417.

She told police Cilrestor Riddley assaulted her, held her hostage for two days, threatened to kill her and was in possession of a handgun.

The woman said she and Riddley had been living together in Joplin, Missouri, and were in a relationship that she wanted to end.

She told police she was held against her will as Riddley drove from Missouri, to Oklahoma, and then to Texas.

Once reaching Sherman, the victim was able to exit the car and call 911 at the Shell station.

Sherman Police said officers quickly arrived and located both the victim and Riddley. The local FBI office was called in to assist due to the interstate nature of this offense.

Riddley was arrested for aggravated kidnapping and police said federal charges are being sought.

The Sherman Police Department said they have been in communication with the Joplin, Missouri Police Department and will continue to work with the FBI.

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