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California Woman Arrested for Child Stealing

Posted 4/17/2012 9:53 AM by MDGREGORY

On December 21st, 2011, the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office out of California requested assistance in locating 32 year-old Jennifer C. Kendall. On January 3, 2012, a warrant was issued for Kendall's arrest for the Family Offense of Child Stealing. Investigators with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force began searching for Kendall. On or about April 9, 2012, investigators located Kendall living with her son on Spokane's South Hill.

Arrangements were made with the father to respond to Spokane County where a Writ of Habeas Corpus was granted. At about 11:40 a.m., Kendall and her son were detained without incident by members of the Sheriff’s Office Investigative Task Force, Sheriff's Office Civil Division and US Marshal's Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force. They were all transported to Spokane County Superior Court where EX-Parte Judge Cozza gave custody of the 21-month-old child to the father.

Kendall was booked into the Spokane County Jail for being a Fugitive from Justice and is expected to be extradited back to California.

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