Suspect charged in alleged abduction of ex-girlfriend and her son

HOUSTON

Joseph Anthony Vallego, 21, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping. According to police, Vallego went to the northwest Houston home of his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend, held several family members at gunpoint and demanded that the ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son leave with him.

Vallego then allegedly left the home with the mother and her son in a red Ford Expedition.

The vehicle was spotted soon after in the parking lot of the Western Inn at 1500 North Loop West. Vallego was taken into custody without incident. The woman and her child were not harmed.

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