OSAGE | An Osage man arrested for kidnapping and assaulting a 14-year-old girl he knew in Mitchell County was previously convicted of enticing a child in Texas, according to court documents.

Timothy Eugene Hines, 43, who was convicted of enticing a child in Mount Pleasant, Texas, in 1994, is charged with felony third-degree kidnapping, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and misdemeanor crime of possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident Tuesday.

In Iowa law, crimes involving attempted rape and attempted sexual assault are charged as intent to commit sexual abuse.

Hines is being held in the Mitchell County Jail on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Mitchell County District Court April 27. A no-contact order has been filed. 

About 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, a Mitchell County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of an assault in the 1900 block of Lime Kiln Road near Osage.

The person who called law enforcement told the deputy a girl had run to her door and was crying hysterically, according to court documents.

Law enforcement is not releasing the teen's name. The Globe Gazette does not identify victims of crime. 

The deputy waited to talk with the girl until her mother arrived and provided consent, court documents said. 

The girl told the deputy she was riding back from Mason City with Hines when he began “began touching high up on her left thigh while he was driving," charging documents said. 

She exited Hines' beige 2002 Dodge Ram and began walking away after he pulled the truck over in the 1900 block of Lime Kiln Road near Osage. 

The teen said Hines got out of the truck, caught up to her and pushed her into the ditch.

Court documents said Hines "ripped open the front of her shirt" and began touching the teen inappropriately. 

The girl told the deputy Hines began slapping her in the face and covered her mouth when she tried to scream, court documents said. Hines then placed both hands around her throat and squeezed, she told law enforcement. 

The girl “was crying hysterically when she told me that she thought she was going to die in that ditch,” the deputy wrote.

She began kicking Hines, was able to free herself and ran to the nearest house.

The deputy noted in the criminal complaint he saw the teen's T-shirt was ripped and her torso was exposed. The deputy noted the girl had mud and “plant material” on her clothing as well as abrasions on her back and hip area. She also had a red mark on her left eye socket.  

After the deputy checked the area, court documents said he found the girl's glasses lying in the ditch next to a black ball cap with "veteran" and a flag on the front. The glasses were bent and stained with mud and plant debris. 

“There was evidence of a struggle in the ditch,” the deputy said in the criminal complaint. “The location the defendant (Hines) drove to significantly lessens the possibility of detection as well as inhibited the victim's ability to get help or escape.”

According to the criminal complaint, Hines’ wife told the deputy he may have been using Xanax with a prescription.

“The defendant's wife told me that she has received a text from the defendant which stated that he had gotten ‘way f---ed up’ and ‘tried something with’” the girl, court documents said.

About 1:02 a.m. Wednesday, the deputy found Hines west of Shadow Avenue on 370th Street “after he put his car in the opposite ditch,” court documents said.

Hines had a Kershaw assisted-opening knife and duct tape he had purchased at Wal-Mart in Mason City before heading back to Osage, charging documents indicated, as well as a marijuana pipe with burnt residue and a lighter in a pill bottle. 

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