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Blotter: Report: Woman held hostage by boyfriend

A woman was held hostage by her boyfriend early Friday morning in the 500 block of East Hobson Lane, according to Denton police reports.

A man and woman were traveling in a car down the road when they arrived at an intersection that was closed because a wrecker was clearing a disabled vehicle, according to the report. Police indicate they tried to stop the suspect vehicle from entering the closed roadway, but the suspect continued past. As the vehicle was driving past, the officer heard a female yelling for help before officers saw the same female jump from the vehicle, police said.

According to reports, the officers pursued the driver on foot and the male continued to speed into a city park before parking his car and fleeing on foot into a densely wooded area. Officers were unable to locate the male suspect, reports indicate.

Police said they talked to the female and learned the she and the driver were living together as a couple. The female alleged the boyfriend has been physically assaulting her and held her in the vehicle against her will.

No arrests have been made.


Other reports

West University Drive and Interstate 35 — A motor vehicle accident led to an assault Friday afternoon.

According to reports, police were dispatched to a fight call after 2 p.m. Friday when someone reported a female beating up a man who appeared to be a truck driver.

Once police arrived on the scene, they spoke with both parties involved and a witness before determining the two fighting were involved in a motor vehicle accident, police said.

After the accident, the female started assaulting the male when they got out of their vehicles, reports indicate.

The woman was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury and criminal mischief, police said.



From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday:

- Forty-two people were booked into Denton County Jail.

- Denton police posted 19 reports online.

From Dec. 30 to Saturday:

- Texas Woman’s University police responded to 64 calls for service, made six reports, one escort, issued 19 parking violations, 21 moving violations and made four arrests.

From Dec. 29 to Thursday:

- University of North Texas police made one found property report, a delivery of marijuana arrest, a public intoxication arrest and a driving while intoxicated arrest.

— Megan Gray

Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.