COLEMAN, Texas - A Coleman man faces two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of burglary of a habitation.
According to the Coleman Police Department, 53-year-old Lonard Keith Kildow broke into a home Sunday morning in the 1300 block of South Concho Street. He tied up two residents and then took one of them, his alleged ex-girlfriend, back to his home.
The police said the 49-year-old male victim called 911 around 8:11 a.m. to report a kidnapping in progress.
Kildow allegedly took the woman to his own home in the 1400 block of Andis Lane and detained her until police arrived. Upon their arrival, police said he released the victim and subsequently surrendered.
KTXS spoke to a man who said he followed Kildow and the female victim to help police locate Kildow.
"I didn't consider my safety, to be honest with you," Kevin Diaz said. "I just kept thinking about Hailey Dunn and all that stuff and it wasn't happening here. I was going to follow them as far as I could. I wasn't going to let him out of my sight. I was just hoping I had enough gas in my car to keep up with him."
Kildow spoke exclusively with KTXS on Monday. He said he came by the house to pick up his girlfriend to have breakfast and spend the day with her. He said he disagreed with his charges.
"I was told to come in so I didn't break and enter. I did not retain, take anybody nowhere and I didn't stop them from doing anything they want to do so how can it be kidnapping?"
However, Patrol Officer Kenny Labers said he received a call of two hostages being held at gunpoint. Officer Labers said it only took one phone call for Kildow to come out, and when he did, he had two cups of coffee in his hands. Officer Labers said the victims are fine although still shaken up.
While Kildow claimed it was a "prank" rather than a crime, Diaz said his neighbor believed Kildow was there to murder them.
Kildow was arraigned Monday morning. He is currently in the Coleman County Jail with a total bond of $125,000.
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