A man wanted for allegedly kidnapping his ex-girlfriend led law enforcement officers on a chase through the streets of Plano on Thursday before being arrested.
The seven-hour ordeal came to an end in a Dallas neighborhood. The victim found battered and bruised.
Plano police say the ex-girlfriend had a protective order in place against 23-year-old Jerumille Johnson. The victim's father got worried when he didn't find his daughter at home, so he reviewed his surveillance cameras and saw her being kidnapped.
Police showed up to a home on the 2600 block of Bunker Hill Circle around 6 a.m. after the victim’s father called 911.
“They left in her car which was located just a short time later about a block or two over from where they had left,” explained Plano Police Officer David Tilley. “But the car was unoccupied, so we really had no idea where they were.”
Roughly five hours after leaving the victim's home, a tip led Plano police to a Days Inn located off Preston Road in Dallas. Johnson and the victim were found in a third floor room. Police say Johnson jumped out the window and ran.
“She looks like she's been beaten up and assaulted pretty seriously and they look to be recent,” explained Tilley.
While paramedics tended to the victim, both Dallas and Plano police continued searching for Johnson, who appeared injured from making that free fall out the third floor window. He was found less than two hours later.
Police say Johnson was not armed. He was taken to the hospital, which is why he has yet to be booked into the Collin County Jail.
Johnson has been charged with violating a protective order and resisting arrest. Plano police say kidnapping charges could be filed at a later time while they continue their investigation.