KPD Releases Update on Jamal Powell

The Killeen Police Department would like take this time to thank all the individuals who were looking for Jamal Powell who was reportedly kidnapped from 4807 Golden Gate Drive in Killeen, Texas, on February 11, 2017.  Through the investigation it was determined that the report of Jamal Powell being kidnapped was false.  The reporting parties fabricated the identity of Jamal Powell in an attempt to get a faster response from local law enforcement; there was never a child.  The report of a gun being involved in this case is also fictitious.  Currently the Killeen Police Department is seeking to obtain arrest warrants for the six initial subjects who provided false information; other warrants may be issued.   

Many agencies contributed numerous man hours in an attempt to locate the fictitious child.  The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the following agencies and organizations that contributed to this investigation; U.S. Marshals Service, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Records Department, Indiana Department of Child Services, Dallas Police Department, Lewisville Police Department, Bell County District Attorney’s Office, Bell County Probation Office, Bell County C.S.C.D., and Channel 6 News.  This list is not all inclusive due to the fact that other agencies assisted the agencies within this list. 

The two reported suspects, Lanae Hoskins and James Harris, have been cleared of all charges.

 Killeen Police investigating a possible kidnapping of male toddler.

Officers were notified of a missing 3 year old male toddler who was taken by a female and a male at 11:59pm, on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Upon the officer’s arrival, they were told that a black female, Lanae Hoskins and a black male, James Harris, were at the residence, 4807 Golden Gate Drive, when they stole an undisclosed amount of money and a vehicle at gun point, fleeing from the residence with the child, Jamal Powell.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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