Suspect in Wyo. girl kidnapping held in Mont. jail

October 15, 2012 8:16:15 AM PDT
Wyoming authorities plan to release details Monday on the man arrested in connection with a Cody girl's kidnapping.

The FBI hasn't identified the suspect arrested in Belgrade, Mont.

But jail records there indicate a 39-year-old named Jesse Paul Speer was booked over the weekend on a hold for Wyoming, with bond set at $2 million. Jailers say he's charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and felony use of a weapon.

Police say a man lured the 11-year-old girl into his SUV by claiming he needed help finding a missing puppy. Hunters found the girl safe outside the town several hours later.

A man with Speer's date of birth lives in Bozeman, Mont., with previous addresses in Colorado, including Divide, where he had a photography business. He has no apparent criminal record.


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