Accused kidnapper given $1,000,000 bond - - Jackson, MS

Accused kidnapper given $1,000,000 bond

Dashund Davis (Source: JPD) Dashund Davis (Source: JPD)
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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There are new developments tonight in the case against Dashund Davis, the man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl.

Davis appeared in municipal court today to hear a judge deliver a $1,000,000 bond.

The 13-year-old girl was able to break free from her kidnapper - but that is far from the norm.

"72 percent of the time, if that child is going to be murdered, it happens within the first three hours," said Warren Strain, with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. "So time is of the essence, it's very important to get that information so we can get the team activated."

If someone is reported missing or kidnapped, police respond right away and fill out a form to give to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, who can send alerts out nationwide.

"We can't act until we've got the documentation of the local jurisdiction and the supporting information that we need to issue an Amber Alert," added Strain.

While you may think most kidnappings happen to very young children, that's actually not the case.

National Incidence Studies show 22 percent of kidnappings happen to children aged 12-14, and 59 percent with 15-17-year-olds.

If someone is taken, local and federal agencies work to recover the missing person and also provide help after they're brought home.

"And to provide that kind of counseling that can give that reassurance that most of society is good, and there are bad actors out there, but that's why we're here," said Donald Alway, the Special Agent in Charge of Mississippi's branch of the FBI.

Kidnapping is a felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison, plus thousands of dollars in fines.

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