Charles Wright

HUTTO — Hutto police officers responded to a missing child call at the 200 block of Mitchell Drive in Hutto on the evening of Tues., Feb. 5. After speaking to the child's mother, officers determined the child had been kidnapped from the family residence by his mother's estranged stepfather, Charles Ray Wright, formerly of Taylor.

After continued investigation by Hutto Police Department officers and detectives, an arrest warrant for the charge of kidnapping was obtained for Wright.

Hutto detectives, with assistance of agents in the Texas Attorney General's Office, located Wright and the child in the 6000 block of Lolly Loop in Killeen. Killeen is located approximately 60 miles north of Hutto, in Bell County, and is home to the Ft. Hood military post.

Hutto detectives transported the child from Killeen to Hutto to be reunited with his mother.

“Thanks to the swift work of the agencies involved, this child was back in his mother’s arms the next evening,” said Hutto Police Chief Byron Frankland.

“I am proud of my police department. They continue to demonstrate outstanding responsiveness to the needs of our citizens,” said Odis Jones, City Manager.

Wright was arrested, charged with kidnapping and sent to the Bell County jail. Wright’s bond was set at $50,000.

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