Couple works to clear name after young mom nearly abducted

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A Spring couple hopes surveillance video of an attempted kidnapping of a young mother will be enough to clear their name.

A Spring man has been released from custody after he was arrested on accusations that he recklessly shot at two masked men trying to abduct his fiancee in the Legends Trace subdivision.

Jeremiah Morin's fiancée, Angela Estrada, was grabbed by one of the men outside of her home as she was getting her children out of the car Friday.

When Montgomery County deputies arrived to the scene, they arrested Morin.

"I don't understand why he's here being detained and the two suspects are still at large," Estrada said.

"(The police) wanted more. They wanted to find drugs. They wanted to turn me into something," Morin said.

Investigators got a search warrant for the home but didn't find any drugs. Instead, they seized two guns.

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Deputies said the couple was uncooperative.

But Morin and Estrada said it was because they were being treated like suspects.

"Why would I cooperate when they come in my house, not asking about the suspects but being rude, cussing at us?" Morin said.

The sheriff's office released a statement saying it found Morin had ties to a gang, something Morin denies.

Morin said he did serve prison time for drugs 10 years ago. But Morin said he's turned his life around and feels this attempted abduction has gone unsolved because investigators focused on him instead of the attackers.

"It's a humiliating, embarrassing feeling because even my neighbors were saying 'Why are they taking him to jail when he saved her life?'" Estrada said.

The trauma of the attack is still fresh, said Estrada. She fears the attackers will return, but she's glad to be licensed to carry a concealed firearm.

The couple said, though many people were quick to judge them, they're grateful for their neighbors who have stood by them.

"They look to beyond the exterior and they got to know us," Estrada said.

Morin said a judge in probable cause court found no justification for his charges and he was released Saturday morning.

The masked men have not been arrested.

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