User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Police Say Mom Offered Men Car To Kidnap Daughter
Posted by Randy on 2014/3/3 4:25:56 (825 reads) News by the same author

( - A judge found probable cause Thursday for a Nevada, Mo., woman to stand trial on charges that she promised to give two Joplin men a car if they helped her snatch her 1-year-old daughter from the custody of the girl’s father at gunpoint.
Click to see original Image in a new window

The Jasper County prosecutor’s office filed five new felony counts against Elise D. Deboutez, 27, at a preliminary hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin.

With the conclusion of testimony at the hearing, Associate Judge Richard Copeland ordered Deboutez bound over for trial on single counts of attempted child kidnapping and burglary, two counts of first-degree assault, and three counts of armed criminal action.

The charges stem from a thwarted attempt the night of Oct. 19 to pluck her daughter from the care and custody of the child’s father, Christopher “Chad” Hamilton, 38, of Joplin.

Police Detective Chip Root testified that Deboutez recruited Ron N. King, 21, and Tayvon D. Smith, 22, at a party about a week before the kidnapping attempt. Root said Deboutez admitted offering to give them an Audi she owned — worth an estimated $5,000 to $7,000 — if they would help her get her daughter back. Hamilton had been awarded emergency temporary custody of the girl by a family court in August.

Deboutez is believed to have accompanied King and Smith to Hamilton’s home on West Fifth Street the night in question, according to a probable-cause affidavit. She reportedly waited in a car parked nearby while they broke into the residence armed with guns.

Hamilton testified at Smith’s preliminary hearing in January that he and his daughter were in a bedroom when the intruders broke in. He testified that he had been told by others that the mother was trying to find someone to kill him because she wanted her daughter back. He figured the intrusion was related to that, slammed the bedroom door shut and grabbed his gun, he told the court.

Hamilton testified that he heard two shots but never fired his own weapon.

Police believe the intruders fired two rounds into the bedroom before fleeing the residence. Neither bullet struck anyone, and both wound up in closets.

The suspects eventually were identified and arrested, and King told detectives that Smith fired the shots. King allegedly admitted attempting to shoot into the bedroom himself but said his gun failed to fire.

Smith and King were bound over for trial previously on the same seven counts as Deboutez. She had been facing just single counts of burglary and armed criminal action before Thursday’s hearing.

The judge ordered that Deboutez make an initial appearance March 17 in a trial division of the court.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article

Other articles
2015/10/8 7:44:49 - Spickard Men Travel To Washington, DC On Heartland Honor Flight
2015/10/8 7:37:59 - NRCS Sets November 20 Deadline For Missouri Farmers And Ranchers To Apply For Assistance
2015/10/8 7:29:50 - Missouri High Schools Challenged To Drive Safe: Buckle Up Safe Driving Campaign Educates To Save Teen Lives
2015/10/8 6:50:18 - 4-H'er With Cerebral Palsy Heads To American Royal
2015/10/8 6:00:52 - Grundy County Sheriff Reports Two In Custody
2015/10/8 4:24:23 - Grundy County United Way Kicks Off Fund Drive This Saturday
2015/10/8 4:20:00 - MU Students Protest Thomas Jefferson Statue, Call For Its Removal
2015/10/8 4:08:39 - AG Koster Alerts Customers To T-Mobile, Experian Data Breach
2015/10/8 4:05:00 - Moberly Trailer Factory Plans Layoffs
2015/10/8 4:00:52 - Tractor-Trailer Goes Airborne In I-35 Accident
2015/10/8 3:58:26 - Sexual Assault Reported On MWSU Campus
2015/10/8 3:52:35 - Dangerous Building In Macon Coming Down
2015/10/7 11:56:16 - Food Prices Continue To Rise For Missourians
2015/10/7 11:34:43 - SUV Hits Farm Vehicle In Gentry County
2015/10/7 11:31:22 - Clinton County Accident Injures Maysville Man
2015/10/7 11:30:00 - Polo Bank Robber Receives Prison Sentence
2015/10/7 6:47:44 - Police Begin Death Investigation After Body Found In Hannibal Home
2015/10/7 6:43:01 - Roughly 6000 Federal Inmates To Be Released
2015/10/7 6:30:00 - Chillicothe Fire Department / Red Cross / Wellness Committee Working To Reduce Deaths, Injuries Due To Fires
2015/10/7 6:25:15 - Missouri Department Of Conservation Expands Pheasant Hunting Statewide
2015/10/7 4:24:58 - Trouble Still Finds Franklin County Missouri Man Who Killed Two Intruders
2015/10/7 4:19:33 - Dog Shot During Dispute Between Neighbors
2015/10/7 4:14:25 - Man Jumps Off Bridge While Running From Police
2015/10/7 4:11:23 - Man Dies After Jumping From 3rd Floor Window In Handcuffs
2015/10/7 4:07:39 - MU Students Protest Inside Jesse Hall After Report Of Racism
2015/10/7 4:03:32 - Missouri Hospitals Seeing More Opioid Addiction
2015/10/7 3:52:55 - Expert Recommends Replacing Older Smoke Detectors
2015/10/7 3:50:00 - Atlanta Man Sentenced For Fraud Scheme That Used Homeless To Cash Counterfeit Checks
2015/10/6 16:32:42 - Penney High School's Cornelius Finishes 3rd At Sectionals, Advances To State
2015/10/6 15:42:23 - One Vehicle Accident Reported Near Livonia

Bookmark this article at these sites


Listen to KTTN-FM