Federal Grand Jury Indicts Kristen Smith on Kidnapping Charges

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

BELOIT (WIFR) -- Kristen Smith, a.k.a Kristen Pearson, 31, Aurora, Colorado has been charged with kidnapping. The indictment alleges that on February 6, 2014, Smith kidnapped an individual in Wisconsin, and transported the individual to Iowa.

Smith was originally charged with this offense in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Madison on February 7. She was arrested in West Branch, Iowa on February 6 and has remained in custody since her arrest.

Smith will be brought to the Western District of Wisconsin by federal law enforcement officials this week. Her initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison is scheduled for Friday, February 21, at 3:00 p.m.

If convicted, Smith faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. The charge against her is the result of an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies.

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