Texas police officers rescued a 13-year-old Alabama girl on Saturday after they received a tip from the FBI about the location of a kidnapping victim.
Tyler Police officers scuffled with Daniel Dylan Skipworth, 19, before taking him into custody on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, kidnapping, trafficking-engage in sexual conduct, and resisting arrest. He’s being held on $560,000 bond, KLTV said.
Police said officers went to the residence with the FBI information late Saturday afternoon and spoke with Skipworth. While theyre, they saw evidence that the girl could be there. While officers waited for a search warrant, Skipworth reportedly pushed the officers and tried to bite one of them.
Once officers returned with a search warrant, they quickly found the Alabama girl.
Tyler police spokesman Andy Erbaugh said that details of the case are still under investigation, but Skipworth reportedly picked the girl up in Alabama and brought her back to Tyler, where he held her in his home for two days before police arrived.
The girl remained in police custody until the girl’s mother arrived from Alabama to pick her up.
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[Featured image: Daniel Dylan Skipworth/Smith County Jail]