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Tyler man arrested after alleged kidnapping of girlfriend

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - A Tyler man has been arrested for kidnapping a woman Wednesday afternoon.

Police arrested Damajere Utah Williams, 28, and charged him with kidnapping.

According to police, shortly before 2 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of E. Houston in reference to a welfare concern.

Police say a van with two men inside pulled up to the front of a residence and forced a woman into the vehicle against her will.  Officers were told one of the suspects was believed to be the victim's boyfriend.

A short time later, officers were found the vehicle in the 200 block of Herndon Street with the suspect and victim inside.  The suspect was then taken into custody.

The victim was not harmed.



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