Lubbock Man Indicted On Federal Kidnapping Charges - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/12/08

Lubbock Man Indicted On Federal Kidnapping Charges

U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper, of the Northern District of Texas, announced that a federal grand jury in Lubbock, Texas, returned an indictment today charging Kenneth Michael Wilcox, 41, of Lubbock, with three counts of kidnapping.  The indictment alleges that each of the victims is less than 18 years of age.

Wilcox was arrested in Oklahoma on October 28 on state kidnapping charges filed by the Lubbock County District Attorney's Office. Wilcox is currently in custody in Lubbock on the state charges.

Police say Wilcox had permission to take the kids to Six Flags over Texas, located in Arlington, but instead he went to southeast Oklahoma. Thanks to a tip from the suspect's cousin, the kids were found safe and sound and returned to Lubbock.

An indictment is an accusation by a federal grand jury and a defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence unless proven guilty.  However, if convicted on all counts of the indictment, Wilcox faces a maximum statutory sentence of life in prison and a $750,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Roper commended the investigative efforts of the F.B.I, the Lubbock Police Department, and the McCurtain County, Oklahoma, Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy of the Lubbock, Texas, U.S. Attorney's Office.

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