Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Kidnapping Claims Were Totally False


Police were in the process of obtaining arrest warrants Tuesday evening for a half-dozen people after determining that a report that a Killeen toddler was kidnapped was not only false, but also that the toddler didn’t exist at all.

Police were told that Jamal Powell, 3, was abducted by a man and a woman during the late night hours on Feb. 11 from a home in the 4800 block of Golden Gate Drive.

The report led to a major search that involved law enforcement agencies stretching from Central Texas to Indiana.

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“Through the investigation it was determined that the report of Jamal Powell being kidnapped was false,” police said in a press release Tuesday night.

“The reporting parties fabricated the identity of Jamal Powell in an attempt to get a faster response from local law enforcement; there was never a child,” police said.

Officers were told on Feb. 11 that a man and a woman took money and a vehicle at gunpoint and escaped with the youngster.

“The report of a gun being involved in this case is also fictitious,” police said Wednesday night.

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Source: KWTX

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