Mississippi troopers find Missouri kidnapping victims at a traffic stop


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CORINTH, Miss. — A Missouri man suspected in a Tennessee kidnapping was found during a traffic stop in Mississippi. Authorities say the Mississippi Highway Patrol also safely located a woman and her 10-month-old daughter who he had kidnapped.

The highway patrol were notified Saturday about a vehicle headed west on U.S. 72 near Corinth possibly being driven by a kidnapping suspect identified as Tony Lanier Sr. of Cooter, Missouri. Troopers stopped him and arrested him.

The kidnapping victims were also found safe. Officials did not say where or when the victims had been kidnapped or whether the suspect knew them.

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