UPDATE: Authorities arrest ETX man wanted for kidnapping, endangering child

SMITH COUNTY - Austin Ray Bowers, wanted for kidnapping and endangering a child, was arrested Thursday, according to Smith County jail records. 

Police say Bowers, 26, has made threats to buy weapons and kill anyone that "stands between him and his ex-girlfriend." He has also threatened to 'rack up' felonies before he goes back to prison.

Bowers has a lengthy record, dating back to 2009 when he was 18 years old.

He is in jail on a $400,000 bond.

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The Smith County Sheriff's office is looking for an East Texas man wanted for aggravated kidnapping and endangering a child.

Police say Austin Ray Bowers, 26, has made threats to buy weapons and kill anyone that "stands between him and his ex-girlfriend." He has also threatened to 'rack up' felonies before he goes back to prison.

Bowers has a lengthy record, dating back to 2009 when he was 18 years old.

Anyone with information about Bowers whereabouts is asked to call the Smith County Sheriff's Office at 90-566-6600.

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