Man accused of kidnapping daughter found in Idaho
By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED Apr 24, 2014
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- An Oregon man accused of kidnapping his daughter in southeast South Dakota has been arrested in Idaho.
Lt. Matthew Burns with the Sioux Falls Police Department says 24-year-old Jared Swets was arrested in Boise, Idaho, on kidnapping charges Wednesday. The 2-year-old girl was found unharmed.
Burns says the man from Grants Pass, Ore., did not return the girl to her mother after he visited Sioux Falls during the Easter weekend.
The girl's mother contacted police Tuesday. Detectives on Wednesday learned that Swets might have left South Dakota and two warrants for his arrest were issued.
Burns says the girl is in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and will be reunited with her mother soon.
Swets is awaiting extradition at the Ada County jail.