Woman arrested for Feb. 2016 aggravated kidnapping

Woman arrested for Feb. 2016 aggravated kidnapping
Stephanie Avery (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One woman is behind bars following an aggravated kidnapping that happened back in February 2016.

Stephanie Avery, 35, was arrested on Monday on charges of aggravated kidnapping.

According to the arrest affidavit, Odessa police were called out to Midland Memorial Hospital in reference to a man being assaulted in Odessa.

The victim stated to police he went to a home in the 300 block of East 38th St. to see a woman.

According to police, the victim stated that while he was in the home he was confronted by the woman and man who showed a wooden club and a pocket knife in a threatening manner.

The affidavit stated that during a conversation, the victim said that Avery was also in the home.

Police said following the conversation, the man and woman ordered the victim into his vehicle with the man pointing a pistol to his head while the woman drove the vehicle.

The victim also stated to police that he was driven to a West Odessa home, where he was assaulted by three males and driven to an unknown location on I-20 where he was left there.

Police added that the victim reported that Avery came and picked up the man and woman.

We're told that the victim later called his sister to come get him and they went to Midland Memorial Hospital where police said the victim had several cuts and bruises to his face and head. Police also later found the wooden club.

Authorities added that the victim provided a text message confirming that the man invited the victim to come over and the text stated the date of the incident.

About three months later, authorities spoke with the man at the Ector County Correction Center and he stated that he was at the woman's house when the victim arrived. The man stated to police that he had problems with the victim in relation to several women.

Based on that information, according to police, Avery was charged in connection with the victim's kidnapping.

Avery is charged with aggravated kidnapping, which is a first degree felony.

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