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Man arrested, facing charges after teen held captive in abandoned apartment complex

Tyrone Carter (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Tyrone Carter (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

A Lubbock man has been arrested, and will face charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a teen who said she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in an abandoned apartment complex in January.

Police say 43-year-old Tyrone Carter was arrested on March 23, 2017 around 1:30 p.m. near 700 Main Street. He has been booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center.

The juvenile flagged down the officer just after 1 p.m. on January 13, 2017 near 34th and Juniper Ave. She told police she had been taken by a man after school on Thursday near 39th and Ave. D but was somehow able to break free and escape.

The Lubbock Police Department and SWAT searched the abandoned Coronado Village Apartments door to door on Friday, but found no other victims.

A witness who works near the scene said she saw the girl, maybe 16 years old, with a chain locked around her neck.

"I saw a girl and two other women that had stopped, I'm assuming to help her, running out into 34th Street to flag down a police officer...I saw just a young girl that had a chain around her neck with a master lock on it," Jordan Thomas said. "More and more police officers showed up, ambulance. I saw the bolt cutters that they used to take it off, which was just kind of surreal to see that in real life."

The juvenile described the man who abducted her as a black male, 40 to 50 years old with acne and a large build. He was last seen wearing a white bandana with a baseball cap, possibly driving a red passenger car.

The juvenile told the officer there may be other victims inside the abandoned complex. Police immediately sent more than 30 officers including members of SWAT to come and search the apartments.

Police say they searched every single room twice and did not find any additional victims.They say at this point in the investigation there is no indication of additional victims.

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