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Woman Charged with Kidnapping 4-Year Old Girl

WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- A woman from West Plains is charged with kidnapping and burglary, after a 4-year old girl was taken from her home Monday.
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- A woman from West Plains is charged with kidnapping and burglary, after a 4-year old girl was taken from her home Monday.

Daisy Plachy, 47, was arrested Monday after Larry Hornbeck reported his young stepdaughter had been taken by a woman who came into his house.

According to court documents (attached above), Hornbeck told deputies he was still in bed Monday when he heard the screen door open and shut.
He said he saw a woman walking down the driveway with his 4-year old stepdaughter.  Hornbeck called police and followed the woman to a nearby counseling center.

Police got there and returned the girl to Hornbeck and arrested Plachy, who claimed the girl was hers.

When police talked to the young girl, she told them she answered a knock on the door and the woman picked her up and told her she was taking her to her house, according to the probable cause statement.

Plachy is being held on $100,000 bond.

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