Man charged with kidnapping after ‘holding a woman captive at gunpoint for FOUR years’ in Houston trailer with bars on the windows and padlock so strong bolt cutters couldn’t break it
- Abraham Bravo Segura, 42, arrested Wednesday and charged with kidnapping
- A woman, 32, who called deputies from inside the trailer in Houston said she was being held captive. Rescuers had to use power tools to cut bars on windows
- Segura remains in jail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday
A Texas man has been charged with kidnapping after allegedly holding a woman captive inside a trailer with bars on the windows and a padlock so strong rescuers had to use power tools to break through.
Abraham Bravo Segura, 42, was arrested on Wednesday and charged for restraining the woman by ‘secreting and holding’ her in a place where she was ‘not likely to be found,’ according to the criminal complaint.
The 32-year-old victim, whose identity has not been released, called for help from a phone inside the mobile home on West Greens Road in Houston while Segura was at work, KTRK reported.
She reportedly told Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies that Segura held her at gunpoint and threatened to kill her.
Segura is in custody at the Harris County Jail on a $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
Abraham Bravo Segura, 42, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with felony kidnapping for allegedly keeping a woman, 32, in a Houston trailer with bars on the windows for four years
The 32-year-old victim, whose identity has not been released, called for help from a phone inside the mobile home on West Greens Road in Houston while Segura was at work
According to a criminal complaint obtained by ABC News, there were burglar bars on the windows, and a padlock that firefighters attempted to open with a bolt cutter but were unable to do so.
The fire department eventually had to use power tools to cut through the bars in order to enter the trailer and rescue the woman.
Three handguns were found inside the trailer, the court documents claim.
At Segura’s first court appearance on Thursday, a prosecutor laid out the allegations against him, arguing that he had kidnapped the woman and kept her locked in the trailer for four years.
‘The defendant had kept the complainant inside a trailer for approximately four years,’ the prosecutor said.
The prosecutor added that all the exits to the trailer were blocked.
Segura tried to defend himself and said that the ‘story is one-sided.’
There were burglar bars were on the windows, and a padlock that firefighters attempted to open with a bolt cutter but were unable to do so
Segura is at the Harris County Jail on a $150,000 bond. He is set to be arraigned Monday
But the hearing officer told the court: ‘We’re not going to argue the facts of the case today.’
Segura’s friend, Auseilsaul Contreras, told KTRK that his friend was innocent, Fox News reported.
‘I (saw) them together,’ Contreras said. ‘They came to our house sometime when we had parties and everything. They were good. I don’t know what they’re saying.’
Segura, who the public defender described as a barber and tattoo artist, has one prior conviction for misdemeanor marijuana possession in 2006.