ARNOLD

Starkville Daily News - - AROUND TOWN -

of at­tempted kid­nap­ping was set at $10 mil­lion on Monday.

Af­ter Arnold re­moved his an­kle mon­i­tor near Carver Drive, he is ac­cused of try­ing to take a stu­dent at Hen­der­son Ward Ste­wart El­e­men­tary School from the school with­out the per­mis­sion of the child's mother or fa­ther, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments pro­vided to

the Starkville Daily News through a pub­lic records re­quest.

Arnold then sparked a large po­lice man­hunt in Starkville, but was ap­pre­hended by po­lice a cou­ple of hours later af­ter being spot­ted by Ok­tibbeha County deputies on Green­field Street near Sud­duth El­e­men­tary.

Arnold is not re­lated to the child he at­tempted to take from ei­ther school, but it is un­clear what his con­nec­tion to the child is.

Arnold was first charged with at­tempted

kid­nap­ping ear­lier this month, af­ter he tried to check out a first grade stu­dent at Sud­duth El­e­men­tary with­out the guardian's per­mis­sion.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors pre­vi­ously said Arnold has a his­tory of vi­o­lent of­fenses, which in­cludes charges of as­sault, disorderly con­duct, pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a felon and sec­ond de­gree bat­tery in Louisiana.

Those con­victed of at­tempted kid­nap­ping in Mis­sis­sippi face a min­i­mum sen­tence of one year in prison and a max­i­mum sen­tence of life, ac­cord­ing to Mis­sis­sippi Code 97-3-53.

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