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Man Threatens Uber Driver With Needle

Jason Tyler Stone, Lubbock County Jail
Jason Tyler Stone, Lubbock County Jail Roster

40-year-old Jason Tyler Stone of Rockport has been arrested and accused of attempted aggravated kidnapping, according to a Lubbock Police report.

Police were called to 50th Street and Avenue U Friday, July 21st. Officers were told a woman was driving for Uber when a customer “pulled a needle on her and told her to keep driving.” Stone was located in an alley behind the 2000 block of 50th Street while attempting to throw a box of syringes in a dumpster.

The victim said that Stone requested Uber from the MCM Elegante. She said Stone didn’t have an exact address where he wanted to go but told her he was meeting a friend in the Depot District. Stone then pulled out a spoon and a heroin needle.

She told Stone that he could not do that in her vehicle, and then Stone leaned forward and pointed the needle directly at her and told her to “keep driving.” Stone told her to drive to the Motel 6 at 66th Street and the interstate, but once they arrived he did not get out.

He then told the driver to go to a liquor store at 50th Street and Avenue U, and then got out at the location. The Uber Driver asked another man nearby to help her remove Stone’s luggage from her vehicle and left before Stone came out of the liquor store.

Stone was held Tuesday in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

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