ALVIN, Texas – A man is in custody after he kidnapped a woman he gave a ride to from a Texas City convenience store and took her to his home in Alvin on Friday, the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies said Patrick Kent Baugh, who has a history of violence and sexual misconduct, has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual abuse.
On Thursday, deputies said they received a call reporting a possible kidnapping in the 200 block of Williams Lane in Alvin, at around 11:30 p.m.
According to deputies, Baugh offered to give the woman a ride back to her hotel in La Marque, where she resides. Being accompanied by her dog, the woman got into the dark-colored BMW 7 series with Baugh.
The suspect then drove past the hotel and locked the vehicle doors, authorities said. The victim attempted to exit the car and the suspect allegedly hit her and made threats against her dog, who was still in the backseat, to prevent her from leaving.
Baugh reportedly took the woman to his home, where he committed more sexual and physical assaults. The woman said she was able to escape after some time and call for help from a neighbor’s home.
When deputies arrived, they found the woman wrapped in a white blanket, with no other clothing items, and were able to get her to safety.
Officials were able to reunite the victim with her dog following the incident. No injuries to the dog were reported.
Authorities were able to quickly identify Baugh using Flock cameras. After intensive search efforts, the suspect was captured.
Baugh is being held at the Brazoria County Detention Center. His bond was set at $500,000.