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8/15/02

Texas Coverage 8.15

A cross-country serial killer captured on Wednesday in West Texas is now on his way back to the Carolinas. 22 year-old Quincy Allen was found at a rest stop Wednesday near Colorado City. He was taken into custody following a brief chase. Allen was extradited back to South Carolina Thursday evening to face murder charges. Allen allegedly shot a clerk and a customer to death at a North Carolina convenience store on Sunday. He is also charged with two deaths in Columbia, South Carolina.

The Abilene woman accused of kidnapping a one month-old baby made her first appearance in court Thursday. Former prison guard Paula Lynn Roach is charged with aggravated kidnapping, and is in jail on $200,000 bond. She confessed Wednesday to the abduction of one month-old Nancy Crystal Chavez from a Wal-Mart parking lot. Nancy was reunited with her family Wednesday. Roach apparently tried to pass off the baby as her own, saying she was just one day old. The ruse was discovered while she was visiting a nursing home because the baby has pierced ears and a healed navel. Workers there contacted the local sheriff's department. Roach was then stopped by a deputy a short time later. Roach's brother told police she had a miscarriage last December.

For the second time in as many days, the Amber Alert System was helpful in returning a child to his mother. According to Fort Worth Police, a toddler was taken by his aunt Wednesday night, and the alert was issued Thursday morning. Authorities say that a school bus driver spotted the vehicle after reading a description of the vehicle on a highway sign. A few hours later, Donavyn Andre Smith was reunited with his mother. Police arrested 31 year-old Ruthie Grayson Smith on kidnapping charges.

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