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Man charged with kidnapping Florida girl waives extradition

This Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 booking photo, provided by the Shelby County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office shows West Wild Hogs, 31, of Seale, Ala. Police say, Hogs abducted a four-year-old girl from her home in Lakeland, Fla. He was later spotted with the girl in Memphis, Tenn., and arrested on Monday. The girl was returned to her family in Florida. (Memphis Police Dept. via AP)
October 12, 2016 - 12:22 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man charged with kidnapping a 4-year-old girl from her Florida home and driving her to Tennessee has waived extradition and will return to Florida without putting up a legal fight.

During a court hearing Wednesday in Memphis, West Wild Hogs agreed to be returned to Florida to face the kidnapping charge. He was arrested at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis on Monday after two hospital workers recognized Hogs and Rebecca Lewis from an Amber Alert.

Authorities say the 31-year-old Hogs took Rebecca from Polk County, Florida, on Saturday morning. They were spotted in Georgia later that day, and Tennessee authorities issued an Amber Alert for him and the girl Monday.

It is not immediately clear when Hogs will arrive in Florida.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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