Alleged Kidnapper Out of Jail on Bond - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/13/06

Alleged Kidnapper Out of Jail on Bond

Lubbock Sheriffs Dept. Lubbock Sheriffs Dept.

Stephanie Anderson Jones, the woman accused of kidnapping a 4-day-old baby, is out of jail, and possibly on her way to Amarillo to stay with family. Jones was in jail on bonds totaling a $150,000, but on Thursday those bonds were cut in half.

The woman is accused of posing as a nurse to befriend a family, then kidnapping 4-day-old Priscilla Maldanado from her home on June 4th. Police found the baby the next day. Jones reportedly left Priscilla in her carrier, underneath a Lubbock condo carport, in 100-degree heat. NewsChannel 11's Jennifer Vogel spoke to baby Priscilla's family, and they have a message for the woman accused of kidnapping their daughter.

That message is to stay away from their home and their family. The mother told NewsChannel 11 she didn't even know Stephanie Jones was released, but now that she does, she will sleep with all her doors locked.

"I don't know what the Judge was thinking, it makes me mad. All this that she did and they just let her walk out."  After being in jail two months, Stephanie Jones walked through the doors, free to go.  "I'm mad because she is an endangerment to other people and they still let her out, like it's okay for her to kidnap people or whatever, but it's not."

Baby Priscilla's mother says she thinks Judge Perrier sent the wrong message by cutting Jones' bond amounts by half. It dropped the amount to $75,000, making the bail payment attainable for the family. Now, Erica Ysasaga says her two months of comfort will turn back into sleepless nights.  "My door was open, but when I found out by the news, I locked it and everything, I don't want to be outside."

Since the kidnapping, life has changed for the once trusting mother. "People ask me about her, I don't want to answer because they might want to take her." And the only thing she can rely on is locked doors and the hope of justice.  "Her conscious will get to her cause what she did to me, I hope she gets justice and they don't let her get away."

The Judge did hear from several people on both sides. Stephanie's husband said she was not a threat, and wanted to be with her teenage daughter. Detective Billy Koontz said letting Jones out was not a good idea because she was not cooperative when she was first arrested.

Courts & Crime
Take a look at the Courts & Crime news from around Lubbock.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • EPA chief gets congressional scolding over ethical lapses

    EPA chief gets congressional scolding over ethical lapses

    Friday, April 27 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-04-27 04:30:52 GMT
    Friday, April 27 2018 4:12 AM EDT2018-04-27 08:12:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pauses while speaking as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pauses while speaking as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2018.

    Lawmakers assail EPA chief over ethical lapses in hearings that triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster.

    Lawmakers assail EPA chief over ethical lapses in hearings that triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster.

  • Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

    Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:59:01 GMT
    Friday, April 27 2018 4:11 AM EDT2018-04-27 08:11:37 GMT
    Amazon has ventured into other business areas including, shipping and medical care, and now banking. (Source: AMAZON/CNN)Amazon has ventured into other business areas including, shipping and medical care, and now banking. (Source: AMAZON/CNN)

    Amazon says it will hike up the price of its Prime membership fee by 20 percent next month.

    Amazon says it will hike up the price of its Prime membership fee by 20 percent next month.

  • Trump's Cohen comments raise questions about relationship

    Trump's Cohen comments raise questions about relationship

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:18:48 GMT
    Friday, April 27 2018 4:11 AM EDT2018-04-27 08:11:24 GMT
    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him 'with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal' and that 'from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong.' (Source: CNN)President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him 'with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal' and that 'from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong.' (Source: CNN)

    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal" and that "from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong."

    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal" and that "from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong."

Powered by Frankly