The Tyler Courier-Times from Tyler, Texas on January 13, 1992 · 5
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Monday, January 13, 1992
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I- 1 'I .p. V. Children Say They Asked For 'Kidnapping' Sec. 1 - Tyler Conrler-TImes MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1992 FORT WORTH tiv tu i liic utu- ents of three children abducted by a family friend who held the siblings for nearly a week say they don't want the suspect punished. "It's all in God's hands," said Syl-via Ramon. Fort Worth police said Sunday that the 20-year-old Sunday school teacher may be charged with kidnapping Samuel Ramon, 7, his sister Valerie, 11, and. brother Daniel Jr., But the children are telling report- "We forced him to do it. do it, we were going to do had too many problems in era they asked Sammy Ray Hernandez to help them run away from ) home. ' "From everything we've received the kids say they talked him into -I BraR'-'W' I v.- i I I I Any Garment iwy ueonoaej Cleaned & Pressed Ha luaoa at UatW NOUMJT "Clean Out Your Closet" Rea.Pric.MM Silverado Cleaners f 7om-7p MotvSot 2333 E.ifrtyVer I prepJcfplui lax. I I Muit M priMnM wilhordr. We told him if he didn't it ourselves, because we our life." Samuel Ramon kidnapped child mmmmmmzmmmmmmmmmm taking them to Las Vegas for a vacation," said CM. Vallejo, a supervisor at the Fort Worth Police Department '"But it's still against the law to transport a child across state lines without parent's consent." Fort Worth police spokesman Lt. Ralph Swearingin said more information needs to be gathered from Las Vegas authorities and presented to a district attorney who will decide whether to prosecute. North Las Vegas officers found the children Friday morning asleep in a car with the suspect on the side of a highway. Mrs. Ramon and her ex-husband, Daniel Ramon, flew to Nevada to pick up their children. "They just wanted me and their real father to get back together," Mrs. Ramon said-" -Ramon would not comment on the children's statements, but said they probably did not understand what was happening. "We forced nim to do it," Samuel said. 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He asked that his ' name not be printed because he fears the former tenant, who still lives in the neighborhood. It was those fears and countless headaches that finally prompted the Henrys to buy the house. The Montrose area of Houston has never been short of prostitutes, Henry says. But to have a house that attracted that activity and in a residential area was more than neighbors could bear. ; ; , "It got to where you couldn't walk out your front door without finding E restitutes and hustlers in front," he said. Until a month ago, he lived only two ouses down from the home. "Somebody was always calling the police," Henry says. "But they were so used to being harassed by police tney were not scared." - After Pete and Rosie made an offer on the single-story, beige wood frame last summer, the tenant was evicted and Pete Henry movea in. Piles of garbage lined the walls and food and debris more than a foot deep littered the floors, he says. Waste from four pit bulls the tenant had kept indoors for months at a time had soaked the carpets and rotted the floorboards. Henry has stripped out all the carpets and replaced the subflooring in the kitchen. Holes remain in hallway floors where the wood rotted out and wallpaper made up of magazine pages from 1949 still covers the bathroom. The house has been converted into two apartments and a friend has moved into i the rear unit while Henry concentrates on the front apartment. "I didn't care what it looked like," Henry says. "I knew I could fix it." Missing Children Found In Mexico ; dren," and from there traveled to England and Scotland. The children reportedly have been living in Mexico the last three years and spending summers in Canada, Donato said. The verdict in the damage case came after Carolyn Smith testified that her private investigators had chased her former husband and her two children all the .way to Glen-livet, Scotland, in unsuccessful at- -tempts, to regain custody. , She claimed Chick Smith provided money and other help to his son so he '.. could keep the children. . ?irl. -i)t- cr: . HOUSTON (AP) - Two Houston children taken from their mother more than seven years ago have been found safe in Mexico and were scheduled to be turned over to the American Embassy in Mexico City today, the woman's attorney said. Their father, Charles William "Chuck" Smith Jr., son of former Spring car dealer. Charles "Chick" Smith Sr., was being held in Mexico, according to reports in the Houston Chronicle and The Houston Post Carolyn Shaffer Smith, the mother of the children, was awarded $53 million in damages in a 1985 lawsuit against her ex-husband's father and other relatives. The jury said she had been wronged in a conspiracy among her former husband's relatives to abduct the children. The award was the first in Texas under a then-new state domestic kidnapping law. The children, Charles William Smith III, now 13, and Christopher Jason Smith, 11, are "in good health and OK," Randy Donato. the attorney for the children's mother, said. Donato said the children would be delivered to the American embassy at 10 a.m. CST today. He declined to answer questions about when the children might be reunited . with their mother. The last time Carolyn Smith saw her children was on a Friday in September 1984 when Chuck Smith and his father picked them up on a visitation, Donato said. The. attorney said he discovered later that "the following Saturday, Chuck fled to Florida with the chil- . INSTANT REBATE ."" v nn anv ULTIMA'" li2yi.V hearing aid. Purchase any ULTIMA hearing aid by January 18, 1992 and receive an INSTANT $100 REBATE at time of purchase! 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