crime and punishment

Tyler, Texas’s Daniel Dylan Skipworth accused of kidnapping Alabama girl

Daniel Dylan Skipworth (©Smith County Jail)

Daniel Dylan Skipworth, 19, of Tyler, Smith County, Texas, United States was recently arrested by the Tyler Police Department. He was charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault of a child, sex-trafficking of a child and resisting arrest, search or transport.

Skipworth is accused of picking up a girl, 13, in Alabama, USA on April 15, 2021. He allegedly held her at his house on Woods Boulevard in Tyler.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation informed the Tyler Police Department that a kidnapping victim might be at his residence on Woods Boulevard. At around 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2021, officers from the department went to the residence and rescued the girl from Alabama, KLTV reported.

When the officers went to the residence, Skipworth was also there. He allegedly got into an altercation with the officers, pushed against them and tried to bite one of them.

The girl was okay, WHNT quoted Tyler Police Department public information officer Andy Erbaugh as saying. The department took custody of her while waiting for her mother to arrive in Tyler from Alabama.

Meanwhile, the officers arrested Skipworth and booked him into the Smith County Jail in Tyler. His bond was set at $560,00.

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Founded in 1846, Tyler was named for 10th U.S. president John Tyler. It is the largest city in Northeast Texas and is known as the Rose Capital of America.

Donald P. Warren assumed office as the mayor of Tyler on November 11, 2020. He was a city councilor from May 10, 2014 to November 10, 2020.

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