Kidnapping Victim's Money Returned

You were outraged to hear that a kidnapping victim had to pay a $100 to get her car back after it was stolen and she was thrown down a well.

Chief Pat Stallings with the Seagoville Police said his department also received some calls.

He said the city does not have it's own impound lot, and the fee was charged by a contracted towing service.  But he said the situation has been handled.

"It's a terrible thing she went through," he said.  "We want to make sure we don't add anything to that.  It tugged at our heartstrings at the police department in Seagoville, and what we were able to do was obtain a private donation to help her with this impound process."

Police delivered the woman's check this morning.  Marshall Roberts of Winnsboro offered to pay the bill himself.  The Smith County Precinct 4 constable's office said it will also be sending the victim a check.

Layron Livingston, Reporting