Teen Held In Storage Unit For Five Days Used Kidnapper’s Cellphone To Make Her Escape

 Teen Held In Storage Unit For Five Days Used Kidnapper’s  Cellphone To Make Her Escape

This story comes out of Houston and ends up with a teenager’s life being saved after investigators said she was able to alert police of her whereabouts due to her kidnapper leaving his phone behind. 

A 17-year-old girl was kidnapped, drugged, raped, and held hostage inside a Cypress storage unit for five days by 34-year-old Joel Micah Arnold. Arnold lived in the same neighborhood, built a relationship with her, and then kidnapped the teen at gunpoint. He held her in a Cypress area storage unit where he injected her with drugs and then forced her to have sex with him.

According to authorities, Arnold set his phone down and the 17-year old used it to contact a friend. Once he found out he fled and she was able to make her escape. Arnold has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, sexual assault, and trafficking of a child. He is being held on a $300,000 bond.

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