Man suspected in kidnapping and aggravated assault arrested at Arizona border

YUMA, AZ - A man accused of ramming sheriff's patrol cars and kidnapping his 11-month-old baby was arrested Wednesday, according to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.

Raul Tejeda, 23, reportedly rammed his baby's mother's car several times around midnight in an attempt to prevent her from getting to the sheriff's substation.

She reached the substation on 8th St and reported the kidnapping. Then, officers saw Tejeda speeding and attempted to pull him over, YCSO said. Tejeda reportedly did not stop and tried to hit one of the patrol cars, running the car off the road.

Once the suspect reached the border, he ran over spike strips at the San Luis Port of Entry and the Mexican Customs Point of Entry and continued driving, YCSO said.

With the help of family, Tejeda was convinced to cross the border back into the United States and was arrested at the San Luis Port of entry.

Tejeda will be booked in the Yuma County Adult Detention Center for kidnapping. Additional charges are pending an investigation.

The child and mother were reunited. The child was not hurt, according to authorities.

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