Terrifying allegations released against man accused of attempting to kidnap ex at Walmart
CATOOSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- New court documents are giving a better insight into the relationship between a woman and the man police say tried to kidnap her Thursday night at Catoosa’s Walmart.
The suspect Travis Wilson remains in the Rogers County jail without bond.
Police say Wilson confessed to stalking the woman every day for two months. He knew the woman’s daily schedule down to the minute.
“He had been stalking her and harassing her for several months,” Officer Brent Colbert said. “It was a jealousy issue, and he had seen her with other gentlemen and that set him off.”
Colbert told me Wilson confessed to attempting to kidnap his ex-girlfriend from the Walmart Thursday night.
“We believe he was going to take her back to his place in Tulsa and do what, we aren’t sure, but it wasn’t good,” Colbert said.
Officers say Wilson broke into the woman’s car and waited for her to come out of the store.
He had makeshift handcuffs, gasoline, rope and tape with him.
To add to the terror, this wasn’t Wilson’s first run-in with the law, and police don’t think this was the first time he's attempted to hurt the woman.
In a protective order filed less than a week ago, the woman alleges Wilson cut a hole in her roof and hid in her attic.
Another claims he put a GPS tracker on her car so he could follow her.
Tulsa police say they are investigating at least two other cases that involve him.
“They are trying as quick as possible to get this individual picked up; it just isn’t an immediate thing every time,” Colbert said.
Colbert says there are extra precautions someone can take to help keep themselves safe during the process.
“Make sure lock your doors, get cameras around your home, travel with friends, make sure people know where you are at and where you are going,” he said.
And most of all: “Call us,” Colbert said. “Please call us.”
That’s what stopped Wilson this time.
A woman out shopping herself saw something strange in the parking lot and flagged down police, ultimately leading to the officers arresting Wilson last night and ending nightmare for this victim.
“I believe they prevented something that could have been a murder or a rape,” Colbert said.
The Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) has several tips for anyone who might be going through a similar situation.
You can find more information and the 24-hour hotline number on their website.