Latest Kidnapping News

The Latest: $1M bond for man accused of abducting Idaho girl

May. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the abduction of a 17-year-old girl from Idaho who has been found in Arizona and the suspect arrested (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Bond has been set at $1 million for an 18-year-old man accused of abducting a teenage girl in Idaho before being arrested in Arizona....

Wendy's worker abducted in Idaho, suspect found in Arizona

May. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl abducted from the Wendy's restaurant where she worked in Idaho has been found in Arizona along with the man accused of taking her. Police tell KNXV-TV 18-year-old Miguel Rodriguez-Perez was taken into custody without incident early Tuesday in...

Jury set to deliberate in fatal Delaware prison riot

May. 21, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of an inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage. Jurors were scheduled to start deliberating the fate of Roman Shankaras on Wednesday...

Texas man gets life sentence for abduction of 2 sisters

May. 21, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man accused of fatally beating a Central Texas woman, kidnapping her daughters and sexually assaulting one of them for five months was sentenced Tuesday to life in federal prison. Terry Allen Miles, 45, was convicted in February of several charges, including two counts of kidnapping...

Police checked kidnapping suspect's room hours before arrest

May. 21, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities say police visited the motel room of a Texas man suspected of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl but didn't see the child, who was eventually found safe about two hours later. Michael Webb is charged with aggravated kidnapping after authorities say he snatched the girl as...

3rd woman accuses professor, ride-hail driver

May. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania professor working as a ride-hail company driver who was earlier accused of holding two women in his vehicle against their will is now facing charges involving a third woman. Richard Lomotey, 36, of Monaca, is charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint, simple...

Bond set for man charged with abducting Texas girl

May. 20, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Texas man accused of abducting an 8-year-old girl as she walked with her mother in Fort Worth over the weekend. Michael Webb was being held in the Tarrant County jail Monday. The 51-year-old is charged with aggravated kidnapping. Police say the...

Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

May. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother. Fort Worth police say the girl was found safe Sunday, about eight hours later, at a hotel in nearby Forest Hill. Police say 51-year-old...

Brussels Jewish Museum attacker transferred to France

May. 17, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French leader of the 2014 attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels has been transferred to France in relation to the hostage taking of French journalists in Syria. A French judicial official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak publicly on the...

Woman accused of trying to kill baby set for evaluation

May. 16, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman accused of faking her infant daughter's kidnapping and trying to kill her is scheduled to undergo a mental health evaluation. The Asheville Citizen Times reports the attorney representing 35-year-old Krista Noelle Madden says she could stay at the UNC Center...