Missing: Dwayne Lawrence Kidnaps His Soon-to-be Ex-Wife Julie Hanes at Gunpoint in Lincoln, NE (Update: LPD Confirms Julie Hanes Alive & Safe) (Update: Suspect Dwayne Lawrence Commits Suicide)
37 year old Dwayne Lawrence kidnapped his soon-to-be ex-wife Julie Hanes at gunpoint Saturday, August afternoon in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dwayne Lawrence who took her from the salon, Audacious Hair Salon & Massage, she owns at 27th and O streets at about noon. Lawrence is believed to be driving a gold 1998 Chrysler Concorde, license plate TKA048 and possibly headed for Imperial, North Platte or the Denver area. The two have a tumultuous history. A judge granted Hanes a protection order against Lawrence on July 16 after she filed a three-page affidavit recounting multiple incidents in which he threatened her or himself with a gun. Hanes filed for divorce July 30.
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It happened just after noon Saturday, near 27th and O streets.
Police said Dwayne Lawrence entered a business and took Julie Hanes at gunpoint, kidnapping her.
Lawrence is 6 foot 1 inch tall about 195 pounds and possibly wearing all black. The woman he kidnapped is 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighs about 185 pounds. She has bleached blond hair and green eyes.
Lawrence may be driving a gold 1998 Chrysler Concorde with license plate TKA 048. They may be headed west in Nebraska or Colorado, according to investigators.
Lincoln police are warning people to not approach Lawrence, but to call 911. Investigators consider him armed and dangerous.
Events earlier in the summer made the search appear all the more desperate.
In documents filed in Lancaster County District Court in July, Hanes described being terrorized repeatedly by her husband, whom she married in Jamaica in 2001.
A judge granted Hanes a protection order against Lawrence on July 16 after she filed a three-page affidavit recounting multiple incidents in which he threatened her or himself with a gun.
Standoffs between the pair would last for hours, she wrote, with her telling him “everything he wanted to hear” until he backed down.
On July 8, three days before she sought the protection order, Lawrence fired a gunshot into their bedroom wall at 33rd and Dudley streets, Hanes wrote. He then threatened to kill himself in front of her in hopes that she would take her own life.
UPDATE II: LPD Confirms Julie Hanes Alive & Safe.
Lincoln Police confirmed to 10/11 News Julie Hanes, the woman abducted by her estranged husband Saturday afternoon, is alive and safe Sunday evening.
10/11 News Reporter Meghan Bragg said all of the sudden police converged on field about two miles northwest of Imperial. Shortly after she saw a woman riding in the back of a cop car and she was taken into a nearby barn. She also saw two ambulances arrive and then leave the scene.
A man who abducted his estranged wife from the Lincoln hair salon where she works killed himself, authorities said Sunday, hours after the wife emerged from a field in the area where the two were last seen.
A state police official said searchers found 37-year-old Dwayne Lawrence’s body in a cornfield outside of Imperial Sunday night, The Imperial Republican reported (http://bit.ly/17dI6h7 ). He had shot himself.