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Three charged in attempted burglary-kidnapping in Joplin

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Elise D. Deboutez Elise D. Deboutez
Ron N. King Ron N. King
Tayvon D. Smith Tayvon D. Smith

Charges have been filed against three individuals accused of trying to kidnap the one year old daughter of one of the suspects.

Joplin police say this past Saturday they received a call of a burglary in progress. During the investigation officials learned the resident was home with his one year old daughter and that shots had been fired into his bedroom.

Officials say Elise Deboutez, 27 of Nevada, is the non-custodial parent of the one year old and allegedly contracted Ron N. King, 21, and Tayvon D. Smith, 22, to kidnap the toddler. Both King and Smith are from Joplin.

All three have been charged.

 

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Three charged in weekend burglary incident

Joplin Police have arrested three individuals in connection to a weekend burglary and attempted kidnapping. On Saturday October 19, 2013 at approximately 1902 hours, the Joplin Police Department received a call of a burglary in progress.

Officers responded to 1406 W 5th street and made contact with the victim, who stated that someone broke into his home and fired shots into his bedroom, where he was with his one year old daughter. The subjects fled the scene before officers arrived. No one was injured during the incident.

During the course of the investigation, investigators identified and arrested three individuals. Elise D. Deboutez, age 27 of Nevada, Tayvon D. Smith, age 22 of Joplin, and Ron N. King, age 21 of Joplin were all arrested in connection with this incident.

Deboutez allegedly contracted with Smith and King to kidnap her one year old daughter from the residence at 1406 W 5th. Deboutez is the non-custodial parent.

The following charges have been filed with the Jasper County Prosecutor:

Elise Deboutez - Burglary 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action

Ron King - Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Attempted Child kidnapping

Tayvon Smith - Possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute

Additional charges may be filed on Smith in regards to this incident. Photos attached.

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