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Fort Worth man accused of stealing truck, kidnapping boy

FORT WORTH -- A Fort Worth man was jailed Sunday after police accused him of stealing a pickup, kidnapping his ex-girlfriend's 4-year-old grandson and crashing the truck into a vehicle driven by an off-duty Fort Worth firefighter.

Firefighter Mark Puente, 25, was still in critical condition Monday morning, said a spokeswoman at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Witnesses told Fort Worth police that the 57-year-old driver of the pickup drove through several red lights at high speed before he crashed the vehicle Sunday morning in the 5600 block of Bryant Irvin Road in Fort Worth.

The wreck disabled the pickup at that intersection, where police arrested the man. The boy told police that he wasn't injured but was taken to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth for observation.

Fort Worth police identified the pickup driver as Roy Dorsey. He faces charges of theft, aggravated kidnapping, leaving the scene of an accident and endangering a child.

Authorities were alerted at 10:45 a.m. when a 1999 Ford F350 was reported stolen in the 5800 block of Fletcher Avenue in Fort Worth.

The man in the stolen pickup drove to the 1400 block of East Mulkey Street and confronted his ex-girlfriend about their relationship. After a brief conversation, the man grabbed the boy, put him in the truck and drove away, crashing through a fence, police said.

At 10:50 a.m., a pickup matching the stolen one collided with a blue sport utility vehicle in the 2800 block of Horne Street near Camp Bowie Boulevard. The pickup did not stop, and no injuries were reported, police said.

A few minutes later, the driver of the stolen pickup then ran a red light on Bryant Irvin Road and hit a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser driven by Puente, police and fire officials said.

Fort Worth police were not in pursuit of the stolen pickup, police Lt. Paul Henderson said Sunday.

"We responded to the wreck and put the pieces together," he said Sunday in an e-mail.

Puente joined the department in 2008. He is assigned to Battalion 5 on the est side as a vacation relief firefighter.

DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.,

817-390-7763

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