Trucker arrested for kidnapping Liberty County woman


According to police, Joseph Reeves of Gulfport, Mississippi, is accused of abducting a Liberty County woman early Saturday.

Police discovered the alleged kidnapping after motorists on U.S. 59 called 9-1-1 to report that the drivers of an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck were driving recklessly.

Liberty County Sheriff's Office officials said Humble Police Department officers stopped the vehicles just north of Rankin Rd.

That's when the people in the pickup told police they were following the driver of the 18-wheeler because he had kidnapped a female from an unknown location on U.S. 59 in Liberty County, officials said.

The victim, whose name has not been released, suffered unknown injuries.

According to investigators, Reeves has a criminal history that dates back to the 1970s. He is currently in the Liberty County Jail. Bond has been set at $20,000.

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