08 November, 2011

Kidnapping in Mission, Texas

Homes raided amid kidnapping probe; businessman may be victim
November 08, 2011 11:05 AM

MISSION — Police here conducted at least two home raids Monday in connection with a kidnapping.

Police would not yet release details on the case, but law enforcement officials did state the license plate number of the victim’s vehicle over the police radio. Public records show the pickup truck is registered to Fred Harms.

Harms is involved with several Rio Grande Valley businesses. He is the director of Santa Fe Steakhouse Inc. and the president of Paradise Car Wash among other businesses, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s records.

Harms could not be reached for comment Monday.
Hmm, and what is being told to many "front line" LEO's (many different types) is that it was a simple "domestic dispute", which is different from what they were initially told (yesterday) according to a number of little birds I have heard from down there.

Just continue that War on Some Drugs- keep importing this crime, it is what TPTB really want no matter what they say.

WP

UPDATE

As I said about domestic dispute- it is now being reported as a "love triangle".
Police: Mission kidnapping stemmed from love triangle
November 08, 2011 8:38 PM

Naxiely Lopez
The Monitor

MISSION — Two men faced aggravated kidnapping charges after they allegedly abducted a McAllen businessman at gunpoint from a Denny’s parking lot Sunday night.

Judge Horacio Peña Jr. charged Armando Hernandez, 48, and Edgar Daniel Saavedra, 21, with the first degree felony Tuesday at the Mission Municipal Court.

Investigators believe both were part of a group of men who kidnapped Fred Harms, director of Santa Fe Steakhouse Inc. and president of Paradise Carwash — both in McAllen.

Harms managed to escape from his assailants Monday morning.

The kidnapping stemmed from a lovers’ quarrel, said Mission Assistant Police Chief Martin Garza. Hernandez and the victim were apparently dating the same woman.

Hernandez — whom sources said is a police comandante in Mexico — apparently orchestrated the kidnapping, police said. He asked Farms to meet him at the Mission restaurant, 116 South Shary Road, about 8 p.m. Sunday.
And I call bullshit.

WP

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