Woman And Daughter Arrested After Holding Kidnapped Baby For Ransom


Texas authorities arrest woman, juvenile for allegedly kidnapping Florida baby -Breaking 911

Jenna Roark, accused of kidnapping a baby and smuggling migrants, was denied a bond reduction Tuesday.

Authorities took custody of a baby after Roark and her daughter told them it belonged to the daughter.

FBI El Paso contacted DPS CID Agents about a mother whose baby was being held for ransom. The FBI learned on Monday that the baby’s mother was in Florida and that Roark and her daughter were holding the baby for a price. They requested $8,000 for the baby and then lowered the ransom to $5,000.

Roark and her attorney requested the judge spilt bond, but the judge denied the bond saying the bonds were too low and would affect the future safety of the community.

The charges stem from a Sept. 16 traffic stop conducted by DPS Troopers working Operation Lone Star. FBI and DPS were able to locate Roark and the juvenile, who were both arrested and booked into the El Paso County Jail.

DPS Troopers are specially trained in the Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) to save children from further harm. The FBI was able to assist the Texas Department of Public Safety in locating a child kidnapped for ransom and arresting the subject.

To learn more details about this kidnapping case, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Texas authorities arrest woman, juvenile for allegedly kidnapping Florida baby  Breaking 911

  2. Traffic stop leads to arrest of El Paso woman, teen for aggravated kidnapping of Florida baby  KTSM 9

  3. Texas authorities, FBI arrest lady, juvenile for allegedly kidnapping Florida child  Polish News
  4. Woman accused of kidnapping baby from migrant in Florida involved her own daughter  KFox14

  5. Texas authorities, FBI arrest woman, juvenile for allegedly kidnapping Florida baby  Fox News

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