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Suspect in Wyo. girl kidnapping held in Mont. jail

Associated Press

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming authorities say a 39-year-old Montana man has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl in Wyoming.

Court records filed in Cody identify the suspect as Jesse Paul Speer. He was arrested Saturday in Belgrade, Mont., on a hold for Wyoming. He faces extradition to Wyoming on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and felony use of a weapon.

Speer’s bond is set at $2 million and he faces a court appearance in Bozeman on Monday afternoon.

Cody Police Chief Perry Rockvam says video taken at Yellowstone National Park provided a license plate number that led to the arrest. The Cody girl has been returned to her family.

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