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Affidavit: Man and woman held family hostage over money

(Source: Crawford Police Department) (Source: Crawford Police Department)
(Source: Crawford Police Department) (Source: Crawford Police Department)
(Source: McLennan County Jail) (Source: McLennan County Jail)
(Source: McLennan County Jail) (Source: McLennan County Jail)
MCLENNAN COUNTY, TX (KXXV) -

A man was arrested and charged with abandoning and endangering a child, as well as aggravated robbery. 

The McLennan County Sheriff's Office issued two arrest warrants on abandoning and endangering a child and aggravated robbery for one suspect on May 28.

According to the affidavit, Christopher Alan Bamsch and his girlfriend, Dandi Bartee, held his parents hostage on May 4. They demanded money from the victims and then assaulted his father by slapping him and causing bodily harm.

The affidavit said Bamsch then pulled out a gun pointing it at the victims and threatening harm on them if they did not give them any money. Bamsch’s 8-year-old son was also in the house at the time and witnessed all the events that occurred.

McLennan County SWAT and negotiators then arrived at the scene and talked the suspects out of the house. Once transported, Bartee told deputies that she was scared of Bamsch and followed his orders trying to get money from the victims. The two also admitted to ingesting methamphetamine while the child was in the residence.

Officials said that Bamsch admitted to buying the gun for two ounces of marijuana and $40. He also said it was his Bartee’s idea to take the money from the victims.

The victims said it was both Bamsch and Bartee who were working together to get the money from them.

Due to buying an illegal firearm and to the victims being assaulted while in the process of being robbed, Bamsch is arrested for aggravated robbery and the offense of abandoning or endangering a child.

He is still in McLennan County Jail, his bond is set at $235,000.

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