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Child Reported Kidnapped Found By Sheriff's Deputies; Two Charged

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Jordan & Erin Houghton Jordan & Erin Houghton

UPDATE: Warrants have been issued by Kansas authorities charging Jordan Q. Houghton of Frontenac Kansas with Kidnapping; Interfere with governmental or political function and Erin Houghton of Frontenac Kansas with Attempting kidnapping; Interfere with governmental or political function.

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Two people were taken into custody Monday evening after deputies received information from the state of Kansas of a parental kidnapping. According to Sheriff's Office Officials, the vehicle was spotted by a citizen shortly after the information was released to the public alerting deputies of the direction of travel.


Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said deputies located the vehicle heading east on 54 Hwy and attempted to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to stop. "They were not driving fast, they just would not pull over. I think they got scared and didn't know what to do." The Sheriff said the vehicle turned onto a dead end and the driver had no choice but to stop. "A male and a female were both taken into custody for failure to yield/resisting arrest and parental kidnapping and transported to the Vernon County Jail.


Mosher said the 20 month old child was taken safely into protective custody by deputies and later turned over to Kansas authorities. "This could have been a bad situation, but was handled very well by deputies and it was with the help of the citizens," said Mosher. The names of the two people taken into custody have not yet been released pending the 
filing of formal charges.

(Press Release from Vernon County Sheriff's Office)

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