Fort Worth police arrest kidnapping suspect after multi-city chase

Fort Worth police say they arrested a kidnappings suspect Friday afternoon following a chase through multiple North Texas cities.

Earlier on Friday, Arlington police issued a CLEAR Alert, an adult version of an Amber Alert, for 20-year-old Pryscilla Babauta.

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Arlington police said Babauta has been forced into a 2021 Toyota Camry by her ex-boyfriend 21-year-old Ramel Hawkins Jr., who drove off with her inside. Arlington police say they believe he forced her inside the car with a sharp object.

A Fort Worth police officer spotted the Camry and asked patrol officers to assist in stopping it.

The cars put on their emergency lights, but Hawkins refused to pull over and attempted to get away from officers.

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The chase went through several cities before coming through Fort Worth again.

A Fort Worth officer was able to use a tire deflation device to flatten one of the suspect's tires, according to police.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop on I-35 near Hidden Creek Parkway in Burleson.

Ramel Hawkins Jr. (Source: Arlington Police Department)

Hawkins was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated kidnapping, one count of burglary of a habitation and one count of evading arrest.

He has been booked into the Arlington City Jail.

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Babauta was given medical attention as a precautionary measure, but is expected to be okay.

Two dogs in the vehicle were taken to Burleson Animal Control.