Man Free on Bond in Kidnapping Case

Posted/updated on: November 24, 2012 at 5:46 am

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GILMER – A Houston man has posted bond in Upshur County after being accused of stealing a car with an infant inside. The vehicle was taken at the Texaco store on Highway 271 around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon. According to KETK, a woman reported to authorities that a man had jumped into her van drove away with her child in a car seat. The baby was found a short time later unharmed, sitting on the side of Holly Road in the car seat. The van was discovered a few miles away on Lime Tree Road.

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety, and Gilmer Police Department received information leading them to a home in Gilmer where the suspect, Andrew Lowell Crane, 31, was found. He was arrested without incident. He was charged with aggravated kidnapping, abandoning and putting a child in imminent danger, tampering/fabricating physical evidence and unauthorized use of a vehicle. The suspect was treated at a hospital for self-inflicted injuries and was booked into the Upshur County Jail.


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