Kansas Girl Found Safe, Odessa Man Arrested

Staff Report
KSNT News - Topeka, Kansas

TOPEKA, KANSAS - The Odessa man behind the kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl from Kansas has been arrested.

KSNT News in Topeka, Kansas is reporting that 17-year-old Tara Rene Simheiser was recognized by a bank employee in Topeka on Thursday morning.  That employee called police, who took Simhiser into protective custody.

21-year-old Rojelio Hernandez was arrested 15 minutes later, as police found him driving around town in a Honda Accord.

No word yet on any charges Hernandez will be facing.

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