Houston Man Accused Of Locking Woman In Garage For Five Years, Drugging Her To Prevent Escape

Written By BlabberBuzz | Sunday, 07 January 2024 02:30 PM
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A Houston resident, Lee Carter, 52, has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, following allegations that he held a woman captive in his garage for nearly half a decade, drugging her to prevent her escape.

Carter allegedly encountered the woman, then pregnant, panhandling in Almeda Genoa. He gave her a dollar and offered her assistance, which she accepted. Carter then transported her to his residence located on the 5200 block of Perry Street in southeast Houston.

According to the charging document, the woman pleaded to be released, but Carter administered crack cocaine to her, rendering her "physically unable" to flee his garage, as reported by FOX 26.

The initial complaint was lodged in April 2023 when the victim managed to reach out to the police using Carter's computer. Houston police officers responded to the call on April 7 of the same year, making contact with the woman. She informed them that Carter had been detaining her in his home, subjecting her to sexual assault and drugging her since he kidnapped her four to five years prior.

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The woman disclosed to the officers that she had once managed to escape by breaking a window in the garage and climbing out. However, after being hospitalized, Carter retrieved her and returned her to his home, boarding up the window to prevent further escape attempts, as per the charging documents cited by FOX 26.

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When authorities made contact with her last year, the woman, approximately 30 years old and 5 ft. 2 in. tall, was "malnourished" and weighed just over 70 lbs.

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A warrant was issued for Carter's arrest in April, but he was not apprehended until Friday, when police performed a welfare check at his residence following a report of a TV on and a dog barking. The police rescued a dog from the garage, which they believe Carter used to keep the victim captive. However, the woman was not found at the location, according to FOX 26.

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Carter was eventually arrested at a motel and is currently detained in Harris County Jail on a $100,000 bond. It remains unclear how he managed to evade arrest for approximately nine months.

Sources informed FOX 26 that Carter is also a local rapper known by the stage name "Viper."

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