Parents charged with 2006 kidnapping arrested in Illinois
LAKE COUNTY, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say a man and a woman have been arrested in Illinois for allegedly kidnapping their children from Las Vegas nine years ago.
According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, 40-year old Marie Rosaline Malagon-Castillo and 39-year old Manuel Ruiz-Garcia fled Nevada to avoid an investigation of Malagon-Castillo's alleged drug use during pregnancy. They did not have custody of the children.
They were arrested late Tuesday when a sheriff's deputy spotted suspicious activity at a truck stop near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.
Authorities say the children were found at a home in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. The sheriff's office says that the children have been handed over to a family member while the case is reviewed by the Clark County, Nevada Department of Family Services.
Malagon-Castillo and Ruiz-Garcia are being held without bond in the Lake County jail while they await extradition.