Man charged in attempted kidnapping of girl in Harker Heights

Bond set at half-a-million dollars
Marco Gonzalez, 28, is charged with kidnapping
Marco Gonzalez, 28, is charged with kidnapping(KWTX Graphic)
Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 8:16 PM CDT
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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) - Marco Gonzalez, 28, of Harker Heights, is charged with kidnapping, a third degree felony, after three Good Samaritans foiled his alleged attempt to kidnap a girl on Sept. 28, 2022.

It happened after school at the intersection of Ann Boulevard and Beeline Lane.

A preliminary investigation revealed the child was approached by Gonzalez and he was able to lure the child into his vehicle, police said.

“A quick response by two adult witnesses resulted in the child being safely removed from the suspect’s vehicle and returned to her parent with no injuries,” police said.

The couple, who did not want to be identified due to potential retaliation from friends of the suspect, told KWTX they noticed something unusual and decided to call a friend for help following and confronting the suspect.

“We realized she got in the car. I don’t know. I just don’t feel good. It seems kind of strange,” they said, “That’s when we realized something’s not right. Something was not okay.”

Harker Heights police officers arrested the suspect, currently in custody at the Bell County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

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