The Latest: $1M bond for man accused of abducting Jerome girl
UPDATE (5/21) — The Latest on the abduction of a 17-year-old girl from Idaho who has been found in Arizona and the suspect arrested (all times local):
Bond has been set at $1 million for an 18-year-old man accused of abducting a teenage girl in Idaho before being arrested in Arizona.
Police in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise say Miguel Rodriguez-Perez was taken into custody without incident early Tuesday after he fled a traffic stop and abandoned his car.
Rodriguez-Perez and the 17-year-old girl were later found hiding underneath some bushes.
Police say the teen appeared unharmed and was waiting to be reunited with her family.
Rodriguez-Perez was jailed for being a fugitive from justice and didn't have an attorney at his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities say Rodriguez-Perez allegedly abducted the girl from her job Sunday at a Wendy's restaurant in Jerome, Idaho.
The girl had an order of protection against Rodriguez-Perez.
UPDATE (5/21 12:55 am):
Authorities say a 17-year-old girl abducted from the Wendy's restaurant where she worked in Idaho has been found in Arizona along with the man accused of taking her.
Police tell KNXV-TV 18-year-old Miguel Rodriguez-Perez was taken into custody without incident early Tuesday in Surprise, Arizona. Police say the girl, Sandra Rios-Chavez, appeared unharmed.
Authorities say Rodriguez-Perez forced Rios-Chavez from the restaurant where she worked in Jerome, Idaho, on Sunday evening. According to an Amber Alert, Rio-Chavez had an order of protection against Rodriguez-Perez because he had threated and assaulted her in the past.
Police in Surprise spotted his vehicle and chased it. The vehicle was found abandoned. A search led to the girl and the suspect.
Information from: KNXV-TV, http://www.abc15.com
JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Officials issued an Amber Alert Monday afternoon for 17-year-old Jerome girl who is believed to have been taken by an 18-year-old man.
Police are looking for Sandra Janet Rios-Chavez. She weights 122 pounds and is a Hispanic female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5-foot, 3-inches tall and is believed to be wearing a Wendy’s uniform.
The suspect is Miguel Rodriguez-Perez. He is a Hispanic male, 6-feet tall with black hair brown eyes and weighs 180 pounds. He has tattoos on his left and right arms.
They are believed to be in a black 2015 Audi A4 with 4-wheel drive, a Jerome license plate 2J-83179.
Authorities believe they may be headed to Las Vegas. Police say they believe Rios-Chavez was forcibly kidnapped by Rodriguez-Perez from Jerome County on Sunday at about 6 p.m. at the Wendy’s parking lot on South Lincoln Avenue.
Further investigation into the incident has led police to believe that Rios-Chavez may be in the company of her former boyfriend, Miguel Perez, age 18 of Jerome. Due to a past history of domestic violence and a current no contact order in effect against Perez, it is believed that Rios-Chavez may be in danger.
An AMBER alert was issued on May 20th at 5:17 PM and the Jerome Police Department is working with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to locate Rios-Chavez.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts is advised to call 911 immediately.