Accused kidnapper also a former soldier, Army reps say

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:53pm

A Horizon man accused of kidnapping and sexualyl assaulting a 12-year-old girl Friday was a soldier.

Carlos Holcombe, 43, was initially charged with Aggravated Kidnapping in connection with the alleged incident. EPCSO have now added Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child to the list of charges he faces. His bond has now been set at $1,000,000.

According to a U.S. Army public affairs spokesman in Human Resources, we've learned Holcombe served between 1990 and 2000, his last rank as a Sergeant effective November 1995.

He served as several army posts, including Fort Irwin, California, Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Riley, Kansas, and a three-year stint at Fort Bliss from 1994 to 1997.

Holcombe is originally from Mobile, Alabama.

EPCSO authorities allege that Holcombe kidnapped the 12-year-old girl at gunpoint around 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening during a football game at Horizon High School. The arrest affidavit obtained Monday morning claims that Holcombe then drove the young girl to his home where he taped her hands together and put tape over her eyes before allegedly sexually assaulting her and driving her to a movie theater fifteen miles away.

According to the El Paso Central Appraisal District, Holcombe purchased his home in Horizon back in November 2007.

The Sheriff's Office is still seeking information from anyone who may have come into contact with the 12-year-old victim at the Cinemark Theater on Monday around 7:45 p.m. Friday night. Sheriff's investigators believe that there may have been several teenage movie goers who had contact with the 12-year-old in the movie theater parking lot before she came into contact with law enforcement.

EPCSO are asking anyone who had contact with the young girl to contact the El Paso County Sheriff's Office at (915) 546-2280.


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