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Federal Government Takes Over Stinnett Kidnapping Case

Jonathan Stinnett (Stark County jail)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Jackson Township man accused of driving a 5-year-old neighbor girl to Illinois now faces federal kidnapping charges.

36-year-old Jonathan Stinnett was taken into custody by the FBI Tuesday, making an appearance in federal court in Cleveland.

It’s a federal case because little Ana Grace Burke was taken across state lines.

State-level kidnapping charges have been dropped.

Nearly two weeks ago, Stinnett drove to the Bloomington Illinois area where he was arrested.

The child was reunited with her family, unharmed.

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