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Two sisters suspected of abducting baby to arrive in Mississippi for court hearing

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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