Corpus Christi police in search of kidnapping suspects

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 / 10:54 am CDT
Updated: August 14, 2020 / 10:54 a.m. CDT

(Source: Corpus Christi Police Department)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Corpus Christi police are searching for a suspect in the serious kidnapping of a 22-year-old woman. Officials say the suspect is visiting the Rio Grande Valley.

According to police, 23-year-old Thomas Hutchins came to Paulina Hernandez’s residence without consent.

Witnesses say Hutchins forced Harnandez to go with him at gunpoint.

The suspect and victim were last seen in a blue 2015 Honda Civic with Oklahoma license plates, DLH 434.

Source: Corpus Christi Police Department

Hernandez is described as a Spanish woman, 5 ‘6’ ‘tall, about 215 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, last seen in a blue tie-dye T-shirt.

Source: Corpus Christi Police Department

Hutchins is 5’5 ”, weighs about 150 pounds, has brown hair and blue eyes.

Source: Corpus Christi Police Department

Hutchins has an arrest warrant for aggravated kidnapping, grievous bodily harm, and home break in with intent to commit other crimes.

Anyone with information on the vehicle, Hutchins, or Hernandez is encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 884-7146.

Information can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or to investigators online here.