More Details Released in Sunday Kidnapping, Attempted Murder

More Details Released in Sunday Kidnapping, Attempted Murder

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released more details in the Sunday abduction, rape, and near-deadly injuries sustained to a young girl in Eastland County. 21-year-old Clayton Fought has been charged with the crimes
The following is a statement from DPS regarding the investigation of the kidnapping and assault of the 11-year-old girl found Sunday, January 5, in a wooded area near Lake Cisco.

Clayton Lee Fought, 21, of Cisco, was arrested yesterday in Cisco and charged with attempted capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping. The Eastland Police Department (PD) was contacted yesterday by the father of a missing eleven year old girl. The father reported that he noticed his daughter missing around 1 p.m., along with his pickup truck. Eastland PD contacted the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Texas Rangers Division to assist with the search of the missing girl.


The Eastland PD, Texas Rangers, Eastland County Sherriff’s Office and various law enforcement agencies organized a search for the girl. As the search began, the Cisco Police Department (PD) obtained information that led officers to a wooded area at Lake Cisco where the girl was located. The father’s pickup was also located nearby. It was apparent that the girl had been assaulted and was taken to a hospital for treatment.


The Eastland County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Rangers and the DPS Region 5 Texas Highway Patrol Accident Reconstruction Team are processing the crime scene and evidence. All further investigative findings will be released to the Eastland County DA’s Office. Fought was booked into the Eastland County jail and is being held on a $3,000,000 bond.


The Eastland County DA’s Office is advising the public that there have been numerous false reports surrounding this case on social media. No information or facts surrounding the case have been made public.


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