Bond Denied for Second Kidnapping Suspect


 

 

Jackson, Miss.

Bond has been denied for yet another suspect in the kidnapping of a Kemper County 6-year-old student.
The woman who was the secretary at East Kemper Elementary, where the kidnapping happened, was denied bond Thursday in Jackson.

51-year-old Wanda Dancy made her initial appearance before a federal judge in Jackson. She remains in the Madison County Detention Center.

The initial hearing for 25-year-old Shamarius Ruffin, who is also charged in the kidnapping, was delayed until Friday.

The first suspect, 54-year-old Jesse Mae Pollard, was denied bond a week ago in federal court. Pollard is a former Kemper County teacher and coach, and the mother of University of Alabama basketball player Devonte Pollard.

The three women are charged in the abduction of the six year old April 30th from East Kemper Elementary School. Allegedly, Pollard enlisted the help of the other two women to kidnap Jashayla Hopson in retaliation for a land dispute with the child's mother. The child was taken from the school's library about noon that day, and her family did not know she was missing until she didn't get off the school bus that afternoon. An Amber Alert was activated for Jashayla, and the next day, the child was dropped off on a country road in Southern Lauderdale County, unharmed.


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