Lubbock Police say a violent offender is off the streets. Investigators tell us that 29-year-old Jon Ray Rodriguez turned himself into authorities Tuesday morning. He is accused of aggravated kidnapping and assault.
Rodriguez turned himself into Oklahoma authorities around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Lubbock Police say he turned himself into to police in Woodward, Oklahoma. That's nearly 300-miles away from Lubbock. Police suspect Rodriguez has family in the area.
"That was our main concern. We wanted to make sure that people were aware that he is a dangerous individual that does need to be in custody and helping him to remain on the loose is in itself a crime that would in all likelihood be prosecuted," Lubbock Police Captain Greg Stevens said.
Lubbock Police asked NewsChannel 11's Most Wanted to profile this case last week. Rodriguez is accused of beating his former girlfriend, almost choking her to death and then holding her against her will.
He was charged, and jailed on a $250,000 bond. Later, a judge lowered that bond to $15,000 based on emails claiming the victim framed Rodriguez for the kidnapping. Now, investigators say Rodriguez hacked into the victim's account and faked those emails. Prosecutors added charges of tampering with evidence and breach of computer security, with a recommended bond of $350,000.
Rodriguez now moves to the captured wall. Investigators are not sure when he will be extradited back to Lubbock to face these charges.
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