Dawson Springs kidnapping suspect in court Monday morning

Dawson Springs kidnapping suspect makes first court appearance

HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) - Kidnapping suspect Glenn Harper, 55-years-old, has been booked into the Hopkins County Jail.

The website shows he was booked over the weekend. His bond is set at $150,000 cash.

Glenn Harper (Source: Hopkins Co. Jail)
Glenn Harper (Source: Hopkins Co. Jail)

Harper was released from an Alabama jail early Tuesday morning. Officials would not give any information on his transport back to Hopkins County.

Harper was taken into custody April 3 in Orange Beach after an amber alert was issued for 16-year-old Lauryn Sizemore.

She was found safe.

On Monday, Harper made his first court appearance since being arrested earlier this month.

Harper was appointed a public defender during Monday’s court hearing. Since the judge determined him to be a flight risk, the bond amount was kept at $150,000.

“Specifically, based on the allegations that it was kidnapping of an underage child, transported out of the state of Kentucky, requiring extradition, I am going to adopt Judge Whitledge’s finding; he is a danger to the public and a flight risk, thank you,” stated Judge David Massamore.

Authorities have not yet said why Harper took the girl.

He will be back in court on April 26 at 9 a.m. for a prelim hearing.

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