Arlington Police Arrest Carjacking Suspect

Andrew Greenstein
March 29, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Kori Draper

Ceedit: Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office

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ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - A man who allegedly tried carjacking a woman in Arlington is behind bars.

The attempted carjacking last week outside the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Collins St. was captured on cell phone video.

Amid intense media attention, tips started pouring in, with one tipster identifying the attacker as Kori Draper, 31.

"A citizen saw some information on Facebook (and) called in a tip on who they believed was in the actual video," says Arlington Police Lt. Christopher Cook.

Draper is no stranger to Arlington Police.

"We had dealt with him from an offense in December and Arlington, where he was arrested for felony assault," says Cook. "He was actually out on bond and was supposed to have an ankle monitor with GPS tracking installed. However at some point recently, he had disabled that monitor."

Draper has an extensive criminal history, having previously been arrested for aggravated assault/family violence, aggravated robbery, possession of a controlled substance and terroristic threat, among others.

Draper was already behind bars in Ellis County by the time Arlington Police caught up to him.

"That individual had been arrested by the Midlothian Police Department the next day after our offense.," Cook says. "It was just by luck when we got our warrant after the victim picked him out of the photo lineup that we determined he was already in custody, because Midlothian grabbed the next day not knowing that he had committed this carjacking."

Draper has since been transferred to the Tarrant County Jail, where he's being held on $15,000 bond on a robbery charge.