Kidnapping victim escapes trunk, dangerous suspect sought

Kidnapping victim escapes trunk, dangerous suspect sought
(Source: Autauga County Sheriff's office)
(Source: Autauga County Sheriff's office)
(Source: CrimeStoppers)
(Source: CrimeStoppers)

AUTAUGA CO., AL (WSFA) - Officials in Autauga County are searching for a kidnapping suspect who they say is armed and dangerous.

Investigators say Timothy Wyatt, 36, broke into a woman's house in Autauga County around 2:30 a.m. Monday, climbed on top of her while she was sleeping and started choking her and demanding cash. He reportedly tied her hands behind her back, eventually putting the victim in an ash blue Ford Taurus.

Wyatt is wanted for robbery first degree, kidnapping first degree and domestic violence second degree.

Wyatt stopped at a gas station on Seventh Street South in Clanton. When he walked inside, the victim popped the trunk and made her escape. Surveillance video shows the victim running inside the same gas station to the attendant. Wyatt sees her and makes a fast break to the car, speeding away.

According to police, Wyatt has been in communication with the victim. She received a text from Wyatt, stating he wants to see her and the children before he dies.  No further information was made available regarding his communication attempts.

Wyatt was out on bond for felony arrests in Chilton County at the time of this incident in Autauga County.  Court records show he was arrested in April for attempted murder, first degree sodomy and third degree robbery. The warrant for the attempted murder charge stated Wyatt allegedly choked a woman "multiple times to the point of unconsciousness and left her in the woods for dead."

Chief Deputy District Attorney C.J. Robinson confirmed his office filed motions to revoke Wyatt's bond in the Chilton County case on Tuesday.

Wyatt is considered armed and extremely dangerous. If you have any information about this suspect's location, please immediately call the police or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.

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