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UPDATE: Kidnapping Suspect In Custody

James Donald Kreidler
James Donald Kreidler (WFPD)

UPDATE: 1:30pm 5/23/2014

51-year-old James Donald Kreidler, the suspect in an aggravated kidnapping on Monday, has been arrested.  Just after 12 noon today, Wichita Falls Police SWAT located Kreidler at a home on Crescent Lane, just off City View Drive.  Kriedler fled on foot but was captured after a short chase.  He is currently in the Wichita County Jail.  News Talk 1290 will bring you further details when they become available.

Original post: 5/19/2014

Wichita Falls police are searching for an aggravated kidnapping suspect who is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Around 8:15 AM Monday morning a woman was kidnapped from her Wellington on the Lake apartment in the 3900 block of Barnett Rd. WFPD tracked the suspect and victim across Clay and Archer counties. Police are reporting that the victim was able to escape and is now safe.

The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old James Donald Kreidler. Kreidler is believed to be armed and very dangerous.

Newschannel 6 has reports that Kreidler was overhead saying that he wants to die by “suicide by cop.”

Persons with information on the whereabouts of Kreidler should contact the Wichita Falls Police Department at (940) 720-5000 or 9-1-1, but should not try to approach him.

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