Smith County Sheriff's Office looking for suspect in an aggravated kidnapping

Published on Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:44 - Written by LouAnna Campbell, lcampbell@tylerpaper.com 

The Smith County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a Whitehouse man believed to have made threats to buy high-powered rifles and kill anyone who stands between him and his ex-girlfriend.

Austin Ray Bowers, 26, is wanted for aggravated kidnapping and endangering a child.

Bowers also stated that he is going to be racking up felonies before he goes back to prison, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

Bowers' legal history in Smith County dates back to 2009 and includes several drug and robbery charges, according to Smith County judicial records.