A Vigo County judge found probable cause for Tuesday’s warrantless arrest of a Michigan man on suspicion of kidnapping.
Daniel Charles Feneis, 24, of Hersey, Mich., has already signed a waiver of extradition to be returned to Michigan.
However, Judge David Bolk set a 72-hour deadline for any charges against Feneis to be filed in Indiana, and returned the man to the custody of the Vigo County jail.
During a hearing Wednesday in Vigo Superior Court 3, the judge learned that Feneis and the 14-year-old female who he was accused of kidnapping from Michigan both made statements to Indiana State Police that they had stopped in a northern Indiana county where they had a sexual encounter.
However, police said no sex-related crime had apparently been committed in Vigo County.
Feneis and the teenager were located at the Days Inn in Terre Haute less than 40 minutes after Michigan authorities advised the ISP Putnamville Post that the two might be in the Terre Haute area.
Police located a car identified as the “suspect vehicle” at the motel, and then forced entry to a room they found was being used by Feneis. He was arrested without incident. The teenager was returned to her parents’ custody.
Feneis is scheduled to return to court Tuesday morning.