Man charged with kidnapping after woman jumps from moving vehicle to escape

Abraham De La Cruz (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Abraham De La Cruz (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Updated: Feb. 5, 2019 at 9:55 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock man has been indicted by a Lubbock County grand jury on a charge of aggravated kidnapping.

According to court documents, on Jan. 10 a woman was dropping her kids off at a family member’s home on her way to work when she noticed 27-year-old Abraham Delacruz waiting in a vehicle in the driveway.

He was able to get into her vehicle and violently beat the woman and attempt to strangle her, according to the court documents. The documents also say he wrapped his belt around his hand and punched her in the face with the belt buckle. The police report says the violent attack lasted so long, the windows of the vehicle were fogged up.

During the assault, and after the woman attempted to escape and he slammed her leg in the car door multiple times, he decided she needed to drive to his house. Although she could barely see through her swollen eyes, the police report says she started to drive. The police report says he continued to punch the woman as she was driving. While driving, she thought she was going to die, so she jumped out of the moving vehicle and flagged down another driver.

The report says Delacruz drove off and she was able to call 911.

She was taken to the hospital for her injuries.

Delacruz is currently in the Lubbock County Detention Center, being held on a $75,000 bond. He is scheduled for a plea negotiation conference hearing on March 6, 2019.

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