According to a Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) press release, Hector Renee Sandoval, 24, from Nacogdoches, was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail Tuesday night after turning himself into authorities at the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office. Sandoval was booked in on charges of Aggravated Kidnapping, a 1st  degree felony, Aggravated Sexual Assault, 1st  degree felony, and a motion to revoke probation warrant.

The investigation started by NCSO on December 27th when the victim was able to escape from the suspect. The victim was allegedly held at gunpoint at a residence in Nacogdoches County by the suspect, Hector Sandoval. According to the report, during that time the victim attempted to escape but was unable to. The suspect used forced to hold the victim at the residence and sexually assaulted the victim. The suspect then forced the victim into a vehicle and held a gun to the victim's head numerous times and threatened to shoot the victim. The victim was eventually able to talk the suspect down and used persuasion to get away from him. The victim then went to a safe location and notified authorities of what had occurred.

NCSO investigators conducted an investigation into the case and a SANE exam was also conducted. Investigators established probable cause and arrest warrants were issued for the arrest of the suspect on Decmeber 31st. At that time Sandoval had left Nacogdoches and went to Oklahoma. Sandoval refused to meet with investigators on the case.

On January 8th, it was determined that Sandoval was on the run and was deemed to be a flight risk. NCSO went public with information on Sandoval that he was a wanted fugitive.

Shortly after 9 pm Tuesday night investigators received information that Hector Sandoval was going to turn him himself into authorities. Sandoval later surrendered himself to Deputies at the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office.

Sandoval remains in custody at the Nacogdoches County Jail; bond has not been set at this time.

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