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PRESS RELEASE FROM LIBERTY COUNTY SO

In the early morning hours of July 9, 2011, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a kidnapping incident.  The first call received by the LCSO to this incident came from the City of Humble Police Department, Harris County at approximately 1a.m. 

According to information received via Humble P.D., two vehicles, a pick-up truck and an eighteen wheeler had been called into authorities by other motorist as “reckless driving towards one another”.  Humble Police Officers were able to locate and stop both vehicles on Highway 59, just north of Rankin Rd.  Upon stopping both vehicles, Humble Police Officers learned the persons in the pick-up truck had been aggressively following the eighteen wheeler due to the driver of the eighteen wheeler had allegedly kidnapped a female from an unknown location on Highway 59 in Liberty County.  Deputies from the LCSO proceeded to Highway 59 and Rankin Rd. in Harris Co. to meet with Humble Police and investigate this incident further.  While this investigation was ongoing, several of the southbound lanes of Highway 59 remained closed.

Working together,  Law Enforcement Officers determined there was probable cause to place the driver of the eighteen wheeler into custody for the Felony Offense of Kidnapping.  The lone victim, a young adult female of Liberty County, was injured as a result of this incident.  The suspect, identified as Reeves, Joseph of Gulfport, Miss was transported to the Liberty County Jail.  The eighteen wheeler was towed back to a location in Liberty County and the owner was notified as to the whereabouts of the vehicle. 

At this time, due to the traumatic nature of this incident, the identity of the victim is being withheld.  The suspect, Mr. Reeves, who has a criminal history stemming back to the 1970’s  remains in the Liberty County Jail under a $20,000.00 bond.  There is no “booking photograph” of Mr. Reeves available at this time.

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