Texas Police Had Contact With Kidnapping Suspect Michael Webb Hours Before Arrest

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities say police visited the motel room of a North Texas man suspected of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl, hours before the child was found safe.

Michael Webb is charged with aggravated kidnapping after authorities say he snatched the girl as she walked with her mother Saturday night in a residential Fort Worth neighborhood. The child was found early Sunday at a WoodSpring Suites motel in nearby Forest Hill.

Forest Hill police were called after someone alerted the motel clerk that they thought they’d seen the suspect on the property and that he had a girl with him. Officers arrived, got Webb to answer the door after knocking several times, questioned him, and left after looking over “the areas of the room that appeared to be large enough to conceal the missing child” and not seeing little Salem Sabatka.

After receiving another tip,…

Original published: 2019-05-21 07:40:49 Read the full Dallas News here


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