Man accused of kidnapping ex-wife appears before judge

A man accused of kidnapping his ex-wife in Itawamba County appeared in court Monday.

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 1:53 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2018 6:31 PM

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man accused of kidnapping his ex-wife in Itawamba County appeared in court Monday.

Jerred Spencer is accused of kidnapping his ex-wife, Paula Spencer, Sunday morning.

Jerred Spencer walks into courthouse.

Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson says Spencer kicked open the door to the woman's home and forced her to leave in her vehicle.

She was later found safe that morning. He was captured that afternoon in Tishomingo County.

Dickinson says Paula Spencer had a year-long restraining order against Jerred Spencer but it expired last week.

Jerred Spencer is charged in Itawamba County with kidnapping, burglary with intent and theft of a motor vehicle.

In Tishomingo County, he faces the charge of felony fleeing.

A judge set bond at $250,000

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