A local man has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping after allegedly using duct tape and zip-ties to bound three victims during a 2015 abduction.
Antonio Moreno, 26, was arrested 2:09 p.m. on July 13 at Southwest Tire, 700 W. Gibbs St., where the suspect was working, according to the arrest report. Moreno is accused of abducting three men at gun point, demanding money and drugs, according to the affidavit written by Texas Ranger Roger Dixon.
Moreno allegedly bound the victims, Rolando Wiles Davila Jr., Pedro Arturo Ramos Jr. and Jordan Montgomery Lopez, on March 12, 2015 inside a residence at 207 Jeffrey Drive, owned by Ricardo Venegas, Dixon’s affidavit states.
The victims were reportedly fighting with Venegas at the home when Moreno threatened the three men with a shotgun.
“During the altercation, Moreno exited the residence with a pump shotgun and ordered Davila, Ramos and Lopez into the residence,” Dixon wrote in the affidavit. “Moreno then tied the victim’s hands with zip-ties and bound their legs with duct tape. Moreno then demanded money and or drugs to secure their release.”
According to the affidavit, Dixon obtained a search warrant to search the Jeffrey Drive residence and seized the duct tape and zip-ties reportedly used to restrain the victims.
Dixon obtained an arrest warrant from Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Hilda Lopez after presenting her with a sworn complaint.
Del Rio Police Department Lt. Paul Hurley assisted Dixon with Moreno’s arrest, according to the report. The arrest, Dixon said, was an interagency effort involving DRPD, Texas Rangers and Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office.