Police release 911 call in Chandler kidnapping

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by Jaime Cerreta

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Posted on November 5, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 12:15 PM

CHANDLER -- Chandler Police have released the 9-1-1 call after an 11 year old girl was kidnapped on October 30. Luckily, she got away.

"I went inside to get my son and my daughter was in the car and someone jumped in the car and stole it and my daughter jumped out," the mother said.

Police say Jason Howell hopped in the car when the mother hopped out to get her son from Kyrene Del Cielo Elementary School.

The young girl describes the man to her mother during the phone call and the mother tells the dispatcher.

The police report shows when Howell shifted gears to back out of the parking spot, the girl jumped out of the car. She wasn't hurt, and was able to quickly find her mother.

Jason Howell would later be accused of killing his grandmother, Helen Lee. Police documents just released show brand new details. Police say they found Lee's debit and credit cards on him.

The documents go on to say he disobeyed officers' orders and told police "just shoot me." Even after he was in custody, he was reportedly combative.

The police report shows he got into a scuffle with detention officers when they tried to take his blood. He allegedly tore up papers and officers had to pin him the ground. Howell told police he had been drinking and had taken meth.

He said he knew the little girl was in the car and kept asking about her during the interview process.  Howell now faces charges of first degree murder, kidnapping,  aggravated assault on an officer, and DUI.

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