Little Abe Hill is charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm.
Austin, Texas. The man was arrested after he allegedly kidnapped a couple in downtown Austin, then forced the victim out of the car at gunpoint and drove her back to his home.
According to an affidavit obtained by News Press Ohio, the 911 call came in at approximately 3:30 am on March 5 from the intersection of 14th Street and Komal Street. The caller stated that a man in a black sedan kidnapped a woman at gunpoint and fled the scene in a car.
The police contacted the caller, who explained the situation.
The caller said he was in downtown Austin with a woman and that they had been drinking all night. They tried to catch a car sharing, and a black sedan drove up to them. Believing it to be a shared car, the man and woman climbed into the back seat. The woman passed out shortly after entering.
The affidavit states that after driving a short distance, the driver, later identified as 40-year-old Little Abe Hill, stopped abruptly, got out of the car, held a gun to the man’s head and ordered him to get out. from the car. After pulling the man out of the car, Hill allegedly returned to the driver’s seat and left the scene at high speed.
The man told police that he feared for his safety and feared for the woman, who was sleeping in the back seat of the car.
The affidavit states that the man used his Apple Watch to track the location of his mobile phone, which was still in Hill’s car. The phone was tracked to 6803 Shannon Dr., about 10.6 miles from where Hill was supposed to pick up the couple.
Shortly before 4 am, the officers arrived at the residence and heard a car speeding through the locked garage. After the cops knocked on the door several times, Hill finally answered and told the cops that the car was still on because someone was inside.
Fearing for the woman’s safety and believing she was in Hill’s car, the officers arrested Hill, entered the garage, and found the woman unconscious in the back seat. While helping the woman out of the car, the officers saw a used condom wrapper in the back seat and also noticed that the zipper on the woman’s trousers had been ripped open.
In an interview with police, Hill admitted that he picked up the woman from downtown Austin and took her to his home. He said he left her in a speeding car because he didn’t want to drag her into the house. Hill said he didn’t pick up anyone but the woman and took her to her house because she was too drunk to give her address.
According to the affidavit, the officer who questioned Hill noted that Hill’s trousers were unbuttoned.
Interviewed by Victim Services, the affidavit states that the woman said she experienced pain and discomfort in her private parts and noted that her underwear was worn backwards. She said she also remembers seeing flashes that she thought were from a camera. The affidavit states that the woman’s mobile phone is currently missing and police believe it is in Hill’s car or home.
Late on the morning of March 5, police executed a search warrant at Hill’s home, during which they found two handguns, including one that looked like the gun described by the victim.
A background check was conducted on Hill, which revealed that in June 2018 he was convicted of a felony and sentenced to two years in prison. He was also on probation until February 2020. Based on this information, the police believe that Hill was illegally in possession of two pistols.
Hill is charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, as well as possession of a firearm. Police said he could face other charges pending further investigation.
Hill was incarcerated in the Travis County Jail on March 5 at 8:15 am. The total bail for the three charges he is now facing is $135,000.
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first appeared on Texas Standard News.