Man Arrested For Kidnapping Parker Co. Woman

updated 3/14 4:52 p.m.

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – On March 3 the Parker County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a missing person’s case when a home was burned to the ground and the owner could not be located.

The 62-year-old homeowner hadn’t been seen since the fire at her home in Whitt was started.

Parker County officials, along with the Texas Rangers, began investigating the disappearance. Witnesses said they’d seen a blue compact car near the woman’s home just before it caught fire.

That information led officials to Jeffrey Allan Maxwell, who had previously lived near the burned home.

The woman was found alive at the house where Maxwell now lives, in Navarro County Saturday. Investigators say she’d been taken from her home at gunpoint and had been held captive in Corsicana for 13 days.

“This is a horrendous case,” Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said in a press release. “We are… glad she is getting the treatment necessary to overcome a horrific ordeal.”

According to investigators, the woman had been tied up, restrained and repeatedly assaulted. Officials took the woman to a hospital where she was treated and released. She is currently under protective custody.

Maxwell, 58, was taken into custody and is currently held in Navarro County Jail, but is expected to be transferred to Parker County, where the investigation continues and further charges are pending.

So far, Maxwell is only charged with aggravated kidnapping. If convicted, he faces up to 99 years in prison or life and up to a $10,000 fine.

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  • darrell

    obviously a planned long thought out kidnapping with the intention to hold the victim for sexual purposes as long as she could be kept alive. the man should never see the light of day again. there is no “legal” punishment befitting him, like lashings every month, the “rack”, scaulding or physical abuse that he deserves for the rest of his life. perhaps his fellow inmates will find creative ways to deal justice upon him.

  • Hoo

    He’s a beaut Clark.

  • 2sister

    I agree that this guy should be put in jail. I think he should get life, because he might try to hurt her again if he was out. I, however, don’t see the need to put disgusting things about what we would like to happen to him. When we start putting those kind of disgusting things down or even think that way, we stoop down to his level.

    • darrell

      I want to see him beaten within an inch of his life with a 2×4. Then run over by a 4×4 repeatedly.

      • 2sister

        I didn’t say I approved of him. I want him put in jail for the rest of his life. I just don’t want to stoop down to his level and put disgusting remarks on the cite. I’m plenty mad at him. He did disgusting and horrendous things to this poor woman.

  • 2sister

    They haven’t released the picture of the other guy because, they are waiting on a line up.

  • 2sister

    Also, the woman in this story was not killed, and therefore could readily identify her suspect, It was someone she knew.

    In the case of the woman that was dragged, she was attacked by a complete stranger. She was on life support until she died. She was not able to identify a suspect. The only thing the police had was a surveillance video, and tips. The two cases are totally different situations.

  • Abused2

    This is yet another prime example of how men in our society and around the world view women as nothing more than their play-things to do with as they please. Let a woman say “No”, and they will be punished. Telling the police gets you nowhere fast. May his jury be 12 women!

    • Abuser2

      Yeah because all men do this…..

  • les

    what does she look like ??????? there aint’t no butt worth this.

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