Eight Year Old Big Spring boy credited with saving his nine year old friend

by Michael Stafford
NewsWest 9

It's another case of parents needing to talk to their children about talking to strangers, or in this case, even walking away with one.

Luckily, no one was hurt.

On Sunday night, police arrested 46 year old Traci Lynn Wilson, and charged him with kidnapping and aggravated kidnapping.

The transient allegedly lured the two children from their neighborhood by claiming he was the girl's uncle.

He allegedly brought them to a motor home, where he was temporarily working and living.

The children say that wilson refused to let them leave, but somehow, the young boy escaped and ran away.

He made it to a nearby 7-11 convenience store, called for help, then led authorities back to the mobile home.

"Never leave with a stranger.  In this case, we have been extremely lucky that, that the little boy made the move he made, because this could have been very, very bad.  It could have been horrible.  Pretty smart kid, he knew once he got nervous, he knew to get away.  Once he got away he knew to contact the police, and he remembered where he'd been and led us right back to it.  It's a good thing for the little girl he did," Sgt. Tony Everett with the Big Spring Police Dept., said.

Police say they're looking for a motorist, a white male in a white car who reportedly gave Wilson and the two kids a ride to the motorhome.

This person is not considered a suspect, but they do have some questions for this person.

Police say wilson didn't not molest the little girl, but they think he planned to if he had more time.

Meantime, Wilson faces first and third degree felonies.

His bond is set at 57 thousand dollars.