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Police suspect attempted kidnappings related

Two men arrested after an attempted kidnapping of a female student early Saturday morning may have been involved in two other kidnapping attempts in the area, a police spokesman said Tuesday.The connections between the attempted kidnapping of the 21-year-old student and the two other attempted kidnappings during the last week are still under investigation, said Lt. Paul Henderson, Fort Worth Police spokesman.

The most recent victim and her friends were cutting through a parking lot on the 3100 block of Green Avenue, near several nightclubs adjacent to the university, at about 3 a.m. when the victim turned a corner ahead of her friends and was assaulted by an unknown suspect while another suspect waited in a vehicle, Henderson reported in a news release.

When the victim’s friends caught up to her, she was on the ground with the suspect on top of her beating her on the head, according to the release. The suspect was later identified as Victor Garcia, 23. Witnesses on the scene gave the license plate number to the police.

The victim’s friends confronted Garcia and he entered a black Tahoe where the second suspect was waiting and fled the scene, according to the release. The other suspect was later identified as Jose Alberto Chavollo, 19.

Henderson said during the investigation an officer patrolling N. University Drive saw a black Chevrolet Tahoe that matched the witnesses’ description on Vickery Boulevard. The officer followed the Tahoe and stopped it in the 3400 block of Clover Lane, according to the release. The driver of the vehicle, Garcia, sped off as the officer approached the Tahoe, Henderson reported in the release.

The suspects led police on a pursuit that ended in the 4600 block of Driskell Boulevard, Henderson said. There, both suspects abandoned the vehicle and continued on foot, according to the release, and police apprehended Chavollo.

Chavollo was arrested on charges of aggravated kidnapping, evading arrest and possession of a controlled substance, according to the release.

When the police were able to identify Garcia, a warrant was issued for his arrest. About 9 p.m. Saturday, Fort Worth police and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Garcia on a charge of aggravated kidnapping, Henderson said.

According to the release, the victim was taken to Harris Methodist Hospital to get her wounds treated but her injuries were not life threatening.

Both men were jailed and had not been released as of Tuesday, according to the Mansfield Jail.

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