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Trinity County man accused of kidnapping teen

Chief Deputy Tommy Park of Trinity County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kristopher Carpenter, 31, for Aggravated Kidnapping, a first-degree felony; and Attempted Sexual Assault, a third-degree felony after his indictment in Judge Kaycee Jones’ 411th District Court. 

Precinct 4 Constable Reggie Olive said Carpenter and his 17-year-old sister-in-law were returning from running errands toward the end of October when his sister-in-law claims he asked her inappropriate questions, grabbed her, and threatened her life. The alleged incident occurred on Due 2 Road in Apple Springs, TX.

“All the witnesses were interviewed then the case was taken to the DA’s office, the DA’s office then referred it to the Grand Jury,” Constable Olive said.  “The Grand Jury reviewed the evidence… they decided to indict Mr. Carpenter and it’s going to be referred to a District Court…”

Upon returning to Carpenter’s home, the female subject made an outcry to her sister, which is Carpenter’s wife. Law enforcement was notified and responded immediately.

Carpenter was held on two $100,000 bonds at the Trinity County Jail and has since bonded out.

“Everyone is always innocent until proven guilty,” Constable Olive said. “I don’t take and choose sides on this. I just go with the evidence, then I present it fairly and squarely.”