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Tampa police arrest man who fled, accused of beating and kidnapping his kids' mother

TAMPA — A 27-year-old Tampa man fled to Missouri before being arrested on charges he beat and kidnapped the mother of his children.

Alejandro Alberto Amill was booked into the Orient Road Jail on Monday after federal marshals tracked him to Macon County and brought him back to Tampa.

According to Tampa police, Amill met his ex-girlfriend outside the Mons Venus strip club at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 15 under the pretense of talking about their two children, a 9-month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl.

Janelle McGregor, a police spokeswoman, said the woman arranged to meet Amill in the parking lot because she feared him after previous domestic violence incidents. She's a dancer at the club.

The woman told police she got into the passenger seat of Amill's car, at which point he held her down and sped away. She jumped out of the car and ran to a Taco Bell/KFC restaurant near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Armenia Avenue.

Amill, police say, followed the woman, then began beating her, bashing her head against a window in view of witnesses who notified restaurant workers and called police.

Two employees intervened, helping the woman get inside the restaurant and locking the doors so Amill couldn't get in, McGregor said.

Eventually, Amill left.

He was captured without incident three days later.

The woman suffered a cut lip, and police saw her clutching her rib cage. She declined medical attention, McGregor said.

Amill of 6212 N Lois Ave. was held in lieu of $26,000 bail.

Court records show he was arrested in 2006 on a domestic battery charge, which prosecutors dropped.

Tampa police arrest man who fled, accused of beating and kidnapping his kids' mother 01/04/10 [Last modified: Monday, January 4, 2010 11:25pm]
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