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Man who kidnapped 2-year-old boy in Oildale pleads not guilty

Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 20:56:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The man who was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 2-year-old boy in Oildale pleaded not guilty in court on Tuesday.

Officials said on October 9, 37-year-old Eric Truman took Jace Pletcher from his home which led to a public search for both Truman and Pletcher.

They were eventually found the next morning and Truman was arrested for kidnapping.

His bail has been set at $175,000.

Truman is scheduled to be in court on October 25.