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Third suspect arrested in kidnapping of San Antonio couple

The man was detained for a separate burglary incident before police connected him with the kidnapping earlier this month.

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the Sept. 6 kidnapping of a local couple, which authorities have said was a targeted incident orchestrated over money the victims' daughter had in her possession. 

The 29-year-old man was apprehended for a separate burglary incident at a west-side home Monday afternoon, according to San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Sgt. Washington Moscoso. Officers ran his identity and found him to be the third person they had been searching for for nearly two weeks after the kidnapping along Mission Bell on the south side. 

"He actually went into the house with a weapon and was one of the ones who pulled the parents out at gunpoint," Moscoso said.

Five children inside the Mission Bell home weren't harmed, and their parents were eventually rescued by police on the morning of Sept. 7. 

Felipe Valdez, 40, and Xhavier Martinez, 29, were previously arrested for their alleged roles in the kidnapping plot. Moscoso said they're looking for at least one other person of interest in connection with the case. 




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