dispute over trucking paperwork in Hazelton, ID, led to the alleged
kidnapping of a truckdriver’s daughter, according to the Idaho
Stephens, 57, of Hazelton, was arrested and charged with first-degree
kidnapping for allegedly taking trucker Jose Ruiz’s crying daughter,
the report said. Authorities told the newspaper Stephens’ company
had fired Ruiz and he came to her home to get his last paycheck.
Stephens did not pay Ruiz, he refused to turn over the company’s
credit card and shipment records until he was paid, Jerome County
Sheriff’s Deputy Gerald Brant told the newspaper. Stephens then
followed Ruiz back to his car and snatched his daughter.
allegedly kept the girl in her home for about 30 minutes, refusing
to return the child until Ruiz gave up the trucking documents.
Ruiz called sheriff’s deputies, who returned the child to her