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Abilene man arrested for alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of his girlfriend

By Maggie Gaskill, mgaskill@ktxs.com
Published On: May 24 2013 10:31:05 PM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

An Abilene man has been arrested for aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault.

33-year-old Justin Bell and his girlfriend apparently had an argument at the America's Best Value Inn Hotel.

The argument allegedly escalated into a sexual assault. Bell's girlfriend tried to escape the hotel and get in her car, but Bell allegedly abducted her.

Police said he drove her to a rural part of Taylor County.

She managed to call 9-1-1 and leave the call open. Police said she ended up at Bells' home. He is currently in the Taylor County Jail.