Tulia man pleads guilty to kidnapping charge - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/28/09

Tulia man pleads guilty to kidnapping charge

Source: Castro County Source: Castro County

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A 58-year-old Tulia man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, who jumped from his pickup truck, twice, in an attempt to escape.

The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Monday that Ronnie Joe Stowers pleaded guilty in federal court in Amarillo.

According to plea documents, Stowers kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, Lynn Simms of Castro County, at gunpoint in October. She twice jumped from his moving pickup in an attempt to escape. On the first attempt, a passing motorist stopped to offer aid but had to leave when Stowers leveled a shotgun at the motorist.

After several hours of holding her captive, Stowers eventually gave her the truck keys and allowed her to drive away. New Mexico authorities found him with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest in Lea County.

Stowers was brought to University Medical Center in Lubbock, and Simms was treated in released from a hospital in Lovington, New Mexico.

Stowers is scheduled to be sentenced on February 12, 2010. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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