By Staff

DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – He was arrested for driving while intoxicated, now 28-year-old Arique Bagby faces an aggravated kidnapping charge in Denton.

Arique Bagby (credit: Denton Police Department)

The Denton Police Department charged Bagby on April 5 for the crime, which happened two days before in south Denton.

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On Sunday afternoon, Denton police officers found a car matching the descriptions provided by victims in Denton and Corinth. They conducted a traffic stop in the area of Old Alton Road and Teasley Lane, and the Bagby was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

After conducting interviews and reviewing available evidence, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony. The investigation remains ongoing, and police said additional charges may follow.

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Deputy Police Chief Frank Padgett said he’s grateful the Denton victim was able to get away.

“We’re just overjoyed that she is OK and that she had the presence of mind to say ‘It’s not gonna happen to me,’” he said.

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Bagby is currently in the City of Denton Jail. Bail is set at $500,000. Staff