Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: 6000 block of Airstream
Offense: Aggravated Kidnapping
Case Number: 2008130003

At approximately 2:33 am this morning, Officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of Airsteam Dr for an aggravated kidnapping.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that 23-year-old Thomas Hutchins entered the residence of his ex-girlfriend 22-year-old Paulina Hernandez without consent. Witnesses told officers that Thomas forced Paulina to leave with him at gunpoint and is she is believed to be in danger. Both were last seen leaving in a Blue in color 2015 Honda Civic with Oklahoma plates (DLH434).

(Paulina Hernandez – Recent photo of victim)

(Paulina Hernandez – DL Picture of Victim)

(Thomas Hutchins – Suspect)

(Suspect Vehicle)

(Suspect Vehicle)

Paulina Hernandez is described as a 22-year-old female, who stands 5’06”, weighs approximately 215 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, she was last seen wearing a blue tie-dye t-shirt.

Suspect Thomas Hutchins is described as 23-year-old male, who stands 5’05”, weighs approximately 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

The following warrants have been issued for Thomas Hutchins; Aggravated Kidnapping ($80,000 Bond), Aggravated Assault ($40,000 bond) and Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit other Felony ($50,000 bond).

Investigators are seeking help from the public to locate the whereabouts of Paulina Hernandez.

If you see the suspect vehicle or either Hutchins or Hernandez, or have any additional information about this aggravated kidnapping, call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 911. Information may be provided to Investigators anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or online at If the information you provide leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.