UPTON COUNTY, TX (KWES) - Two men were thrown behind bars late last month in McCamey. Both face kidnapping charges.
Now, one of the suspects is telling his tale. He shared his side of the story with NewsWest 9.
"Even though he couldn't describe what kind of weapon was used, he felt a metal object in the rear of his head while inside the vehicle," said Dusty Kilgore, Investigator with the Upton County Sheriff's Office.
On the morning of July 21, the Upton County Sheriff's Office got a call from a man who said he was taken by force and didn't know why.
"He had just been forced by two men inside of a vehicle and later on after being forced inside the vehicle, he was able to escape when the two men exited the vehicle," said Kilgore.
The suspects are Robert Salinas, 20, and Coby Snoopy Two Salcido, 21.
"He definitely felt like his life was in danger at the time," said Kilgore.
Salinas got out on bond. He paints a different story of what happened.
Salinas said he was sitting in his car with his Salcido when they saw the victim walking from an alley and up to their car. He says the victim said he was fighting with his wife and voluntarily got in the car when they asked if he wanted to join them.
"What else is there to say? How is that kidnapping?" said Salinas.
Salinas says they took off in the car to make another stop. When they got there, he and Salcido got out.
"Once we got out, that's when I saw somebody jump over my middle console and start taking off in my car. That's when I took off and dove through my passenger door and hit the brakes and threw it in park. When I threw it in park, he opened up the front door and I told him, 'Dude, what are you doing?' That's when he ran off trippin'. He's like, 'I don't know, I'm trippin', dude. I've been up for days, I'm trippin',' and just took off," said Salinas.
Just hours later, he says, authorities came knocking.
"Why sit in jail when you didn't do anything? For somebody else's stupidity. Because somebody else wants to be on dope or somebody else wants to be trippin' on whatever they're doing. Just to make themselves look good, they're going to put somebody else down? Not just one person but two people," said Salinas.
Both men face kidnapping charges. If found guilty, they could face up to 10 years behind bars.