The sisters arrested last week in North
Carolina and charged in the abduction of a five-month-old girl at
the center of an adoption dispute were expected to arrive in
Mississippi today (Saturday).
Authorities say Jamie Kiefer and Rikki Swann are being driven to
Itawamba County, where they will be held until a court hearing some
time next week.
Sheriff Phil Crane says they can ask for bond at that time.
The two are among four arrested so far in the abduction of
Madison Erickson, who authorities said Kiefer gave up for adoption.
Their father, Joseph Richard Triste, surrendered to Crane on
Tuesday. And a fourth suspect, Amanda Bell, turned herself in to
Itawamba County authorities Friday.
Keifer, Swann and Madison were found in Bell's Fort Bragg, N.C.,
home on July 22, 18 hours after she was taken at gunpoint from the
rural home of Madison's adopted parents north of Mantachie.
All four face state kidnapping and armed robbery charges. Kiefer
and Swann pleaded not guilty Monday in a North Carolina court.
Bell and Triste also have been charged with burglary. In
addition, the group faces federal charges.
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