Kimberly Smith returns to Texas to face kidnapping charges

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by SHANNON POWELL

WFAA

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 27 at 4:49 PM

TARRANT COUNTY — Kimberly Smith is now back in Texas and behind bars in Tarrant County. She was booked after midnight Sunday.

Smith is accused of kidnapping her 11-year-old daughter Jessica from Fort Worth earlier this month, then taking her to New Mexico and touching off an Amber Alert.

Police found them thirsty and hungry along a remote highway in northern New Mexico a week later. 

Jessica returned to Fort Worth the following day. 

Kimberly Smith returned to North Texas in a prison van which hit a deer in Colorado. All the prisoners on board were taken to the hospital to be checked out. No one was hurt.

Smith faces a charge of aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony.

Her next court date is Wednesday morning.

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