Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Kidnapping Suspect Turns Himself In

A man accused of the alleged kidnapping of his own daughter, is now in custody following a day of searching by area authorities. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says Raul Tejeda took his eleven month old daughter and traveled toward Mexico early Wednesday morning. As the mother of the daughter was on her way to report the kidnapping to authorities, Tejeda began to ram her vehicle with his trying to dissuade her from reporting the incident to authorities. Deputies arrived shortly after that incident and began pursuing Tejeda. Following a day long search on both American and Mexican soil, family members were able to get Tejeda to turn himself in. Police say he will be charged with kidnapping and additional charges are pending. No injuries were reported and the child has been reunited with her mother.

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