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Pair are accused of holding five people hostage in southwest Oklahoma City

A convicted sex offender accompanied a woman to her ex-boyfriend's Oklahoma City apartment, where they held the residents hostage for two hours, police reported.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: January 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm •  Published: January 15, 2013
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One of two people arrested Monday on kidnapping complaints is a registered sex offender, Oklahoma City police said.

Alex Christopher Salazar, 32, and Jennifer M. Salinas, 27, were arrested on five kidnapping complaints. Salazar also was arrested on complaints of assault with a dangerous weapon, failure to register as a sex offender, living too close to a park and possession of a firearm.

Police were called about 11:40 a.m. Monday to the 2700 block of W Interstate 240 Service Road, where they found Salinas's ex-boyfriend wandering around with blood on his hands, according to the police report.

The ex-boyfriend told police he ran out of his apartment after Salazar pistol whipped him.

The ex-boyfriend's roommates told police Salinas came to their apartment with Salazar so she could retrieve her property. She told the roommates to go to the back bedroom while she searched the apartment.

They told police they were made to stay in the back bedroom for two hours. Police noted the roommates looked visibly afraid and cried while they were talking to officers.

Police found Salazar using the toilet in the apartment and found Salinas in the back bedroom, according to the report.

Police found a loaded .380 pistol wrapped inside a black hoodie in the back bedroom.

Salazar is a convicted sex offender from San Antonio, according to the police report. He also had three suspended sentences for forging notes, checks and bills, bail jumping and violation of sex offenders' registration in Oklahoma County, according to the state Corrections Department's website.

Salazar and Salinas were taken to the Oklahoma County jail. Bail was set at $250,000 for Salinas and $527,000 for Salazar.

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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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