Police: Mom offered men car to kidnap daughter
Posted: March 1, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.
JOPLIN, Mo. — A southwest Missouri woman is accused of offering to give two men her car if they helped kidnap her 1-year-old daughter from the custody of the girl's father.
The Joplin Globe reports 27-year-old Elise Deboutez of Nevada, Mo., is charged with single counts of attempted child kidnapping and burglary, two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action.
Prosecutors say Deboutez recruited two Joplin men at a party about a week before a failed kidnapping attempt Oct. 19.
Joplin Police Detective Chip Root testified at a hearing Thursday that Deboutez admitted offering to give the men an Audi worth $5,000 to $7,000 if they would help get her daughter back from the girl's father.
Her public defender did not immediately return a phone message Saturday.