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Nogales man arrested for kidnapping on Friday

Posted at 1:36 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 16:43:16-04

A Nogales man was arrested for kidnapping on Friday after police found that he was holding a woman and her child against their will, according to a press release. 

On Friday night Nogales Police responded to the DeConcini Port of Entry for a call of a possible kidnapping incident. 

The reporting person, a Mexican National, told police that his child's mother was possibly being held against their will somewhere in Nogales. The Mexican National said he learned of this after receiving a panicked and distressed call from the victim earlier. The victim's 7-year-old son was also with her.

The Mexican National was unable to cross the border into the U.S. and asked Nogales Police to help locate the victims. 

Nogales Police found the victim's vehicle in the 300 block of West Anza Drive. NPD began to knock on doors in the area of the vehicle and located the 30-year-old victim and her son inside a nearby residence. The child was unharmed but the 30-year-old woman had been assaulted by the suspect. 

Officers learned that the 30-year-old woman and her child were held against their will at the residence after spending the day with the suspect. The victim was also deprived of using her cell phone so she could not call for help. 

NPD arrested 31-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez of Nogales for domestic violence, kidnapping, aggravated assault, simple assault, threatening and intimidating and disorderly conduct. He has been booked into jail.