On August 15, 2022, Tom Green County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Mahon Ave, in reference to a 911 call from a female subject stating she needed help. Deputies arrived on scene to find a male subject that was a victim of an assault. The male subject advised the person who assaulted him fled the scene with a female, whom he also assaulted and forced into a vehicle. The original male subject was transported from the scene to a local hospital for treatment.
During the subsequent criminal investigation, Jonathan Wayne Staker, 44 years of age, was identified as the suspect. A possible location for Jonathan Staker was determined to be in Runnels County and a contact phone number was located for the female victim. With the assistance of the Runnels County Sheriff's Office, the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office located the suspect vehicle and the female victim, who also sustained non-life threating injuries during the incident.
On August 16, 2022, the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant for Jonathan Staker's arrest.
On August 17, 2022, Tom Green County Sheriff's Office were able to track the whereabouts of Jonathan Staker and conducted an operation where he was taken into custody without incident. Jonathan Staker was booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Aggravated Kidnapping a First Degree Felony.