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Three men arrested for Jefferson County kidnapping

10:58 AM, Apr 19, 2012   |    comments
  • Finese Spiller
  • Jah'me Taylor
  • Jeffrey Smith Jr.
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Hillsboro, MO (KSDK) - Two men were recently arrested in connection to a kidnapping last month in Imperial, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

According to Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer, the incident occurred March 31 in the 5200 block of Lakewood Landing. The victim, a 37-year-old woman, reported being forced into the trunk of her car and kidnapped. The victim was able to open the trunk from the inside and escape from the vehicle.

Witnesses helped lead detectives to identify and arrest three suspects: 19-year-old Finese Spiller of East St. Louis, 18-year-old Jah'me Taylor of Festus, and 18-year-old Jeffrey Smith Jr. of East St. Louis.

The three men have been charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

Jah'me Taylor and Jeffrey Smith Jr. are being held in the Jefferson County Jail on $250,000 cash-only bond. Finese Spiller is being held in East St. Louis awaiting extradition on a $200,000 cash-only bond.


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