- Ángel Torres was arrested in Texas accused of the aggravated kidnapping of a young man
- He planned the kidnapping in revenge for an alleged shooting against his girlfriend, Zonia Hutto
- Zonia Hutto is on the run and authorities need help from the community to stop her
The Hispanic Ángel Torres was arrested and charged with the aggravated kidnapping of a 15-year-old teenager in Houston, Texas. The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office (HCCP4) announced the man’s arrest and warned that his girlfriend, Zonia Hutto, also has an arrest warrant charged with the same crime.
Ángel Torres is already detained in the prison of the Harris County and will face his charge before Judge Robert Johnson, of the 177th Criminal District Court in Harris County. The documents of the case, consulted by MundoHispánico in Texas, give an account of the intricate case that filled the kidnapped boy with fear.
Ángel Torres is arrested for an aggravated kidnapping case
On the afternoon of Thursday, June 20, 2021, the young man was riding his bicycle on Misty Pine Drive, in the suburb of Atascosita, in the northeast of the Houston metropolitan area. Suddenly two Hispanic men met him, allegedly armed, and beat him off his bicycle.
The pair of robbers, one of them identified as Ángel Torres, held him between them and began to beat him repeatedly, while the boy struggled with them to get away. When they managed to hold him, the two men forcibly took him to a nearby house and locked him in a bedroom, the documents detail.
The victim is tied with cables and receives a beating
When the boy was inside the room, a woman arrived, now identified as the fugitive Zonia Hutto, who told Ángel Torres and his accomplice that the victim they had kidnapped was one of those allegedly responsible for receiving a certain amount of money for shooting. to his house, in an event that occurred in 2020, the documents detail.
Then Zonia Hutto, Ángel Torres and the other man, whose identity is still unknown, tied the boy with electric cables. Then Torres and his accomplice began to punch the boy and then beat him with an aluminum baseball bat, repeatedly throughout the body.
In an oversight by Ángel Torres, his victim manages to escape
The beating was so severe that the boy fell to the ground almost unconscious. When he was lying down, Ángel Torres repeatedly kicked him in the ribs. Then Ángel Torres told his accomplice and his girlfriend Zonia Hutto that everyone should go get their weapons and then they left the room.
While the three adults were outside the room, the adolescent managed to free himself from his ties to the electrical cables, without his captors noticing. The boy, in an oversight by Ángel Torres, Zonia Hutto and the other accomplice, escaped through a window and despite his injuries ran away. The teenager did not stop his career until he got home.
The victim reveals all the details of his abduction
When the young man finally managed to get to safety at his parents’ house, he revealed to them the kidnapping he had just suffered. The troubled father then called the HCCP4 emergency number to report the crime against his son. Agents took the boy’s statement and confirmed his injuries.
The kidnapped young man was able to give HCCP4 agents an accurate description of his kidnappers and the agents identified them as Ángel Torres, 47, and Zonia Hutto, 37. The authorities have not revealed his identity of the third kidnapper as of this writing.
Ángel Torres was the wrong victim
HCCP4 investigators discovered that Zonia Hutto lived two houses from the abducted boy and his family. However, the woman was evicted from that address for some reason that is not stated in the legal documents of the case. In that house that Hutton lived in, there was indeed a shooting incident.
Now the agents believe that Zonia Hutto planned the kidnapping of the boy as a way of revenge for that shooting that, according to the investigation, was planned by someone else and who has no relationship with the victim of the kidnapping. The agents believe that the woman made a mistake when identifying her victim and telling Ángel Torres.
The kidnapper Ángel Torres lived with his mother
During the investigation, after the agents identified Ángel Torres, they went to detain him at his home for questioning, but the HCCP4 officers discovered that the man lived with his mother. The woman told them that her son had left the home and did not know where he was.
Last Saturday, July 31, 2021, HCCP4 patrols who were making their normal rounds in the Atascocita North neighborhood noticed that the man was circulating in a car on Misty Pine Drive and which is, paradoxically, the same street where he allegedly starred in the kidnapping of the boy on the orders of his girlfriend, Zonia Hutto.
Ángel Torres could face a harsh sentence
Since that same Saturday, July 31, 2021, Ángel Torres is already in jail and Judge Robert Johnson, of the 177th Criminal District Court in Harris County, set the detainee a bond of $ 150,000 if he wants to face his process in Liberty. However, bail has not been paid and the man remains in detention.
The Criminal Code of the State of Texas reveals that the charge of aggravated kidnapping, like the one faced by Ángel Torres, carries a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison for anyone who pleads guilty to that crime after facing trial. Torres’ first hearing is scheduled for next Friday, August 6, 2021 in the morning.
The long criminal record of Ángel Torres
Ángel Torres, according to Harris County criminal records, is a man with a tendency to violence and who has had several disagreements with the police. On Friday, July 6, 2021, Ángel Torres was arrested by the Humble Police Department (HPD) charged with one count of domestic violence.
That Friday Torres attacked his then-girlfriend DV, her name will not be revealed in this story to protect her identity, and he punched her because she asked him to end their relationship precisely because of his violent and volatile nature. The man unleashed his anger against the woman and then left her badly injured on the spot.
Beating your girlfriends, carjacking, and resisting arrest
For that crime, Ángel Torres was found guilty and spent time in the county jail. DV, the beating victim, obtained a restraining order against the man, who cannot approach her. When Ángel Torres was released from prison, he began his relationship with Zonia Hutton, who is now his alleged accomplice in the kidnapping case.
However, Ángel Torres’s criminal record is very long and dates back to 1994 when he was arrested for the first time. The man has another count of aggravated assault on one of his girlfriends, carjacking, criminal activity and evading arrest, among other crimes.
Do you know where Zonia Hutto is at?
The HHCCP4 now asks the Houston and Texas community that if anyone knows the true whereabouts of Zonia Hutto, contact her office at 281.376.3472. The clues can also be given to the non-profit organization Houston Crime Stoppers at 713.222.8477. All tracks will be kept anonymous.
Zonia Hutto, according to the investigation, resides in the Humble, Texas area, north of the Houston metropolitan area. Authorities did not provide details of the woman’s height and weight, except that she is a blonde Caucasian. Of the other Hispanic accomplice of Ángel Torres, it is only known that he is a young man.
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