GUADALUPE COUNTY — A set of foster children were returned to their foster family after their parents allegedly tried to kidnap them early Friday morning.
The incident began just after midnight in the 13,000 block of FM 775 at the foster family’s home near the county line, said Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Lt. John Koch.
The parents the foster children decided to visit the kids late at night, Koch said.
“The parents of the foster children arrived under the auspices of having some gifts and snacks,” he said. “They stayed around the house, talked with the foster parents for a while.”
The foster parents reported that one of the subjects picked up the youngest child — a toddler — from a playpen and then other grabbed the 6- and 8-year-olds, loaded them up in their car and took off, Koch said.
“The victims did report seeing the male subject in possession of a weapon,” Koch said.
The suspects took off with the kids in a PT Cruiser, heading north on FM 775 toward Interstate 10, Koch said.
Law enforcement officers were asked to keep an eye out for the vehicle and a deputy who was near the county line at Interstate 10 and Cibolo Creek was able to find them, Koch said.
“The deputies tried to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle didn’t stop right away and evaded deputies until they got to IH-10 and Loop 1604 where deputies were able to force them to stop,” Koch said.
The two adult parents — identified as Christopher Jasso, 26, and Judith Reyes, 28, — were arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated kidnapping and are being held on bonds totaling $300,000.
The three children were uninjured and returned to their foster parents.
Child Protective Services did not release the reason the children were removed from their parents’ home.
The incident is under investigation and more possible charges are pending.