Kidnapping Suspect, Stephanie Walker, to be Arraigned in Taunton District Court on Tuesday

Stephanie Walker is currently being transported back to Massachusetts and will be arraigned tomorrow on charges connected to the September 23rd kidnapping of a 49-year-old woman.

Ms. Walker, 28, of Lawrence, will be arraigned tomorrow morning in Taunton District Court on charges of kidnapping, and assault and battery. Ms. Walker was arrested at a motel in Baltimore last Saturday afternoon, and has agreed to waive rendition back to Massachusetts.

Her co-defendant, Adynew Alves, 28, of Boston turned himself in to Baltimore Police late on the evening of October 2nd. He is charged in Massachusetts on warrants charging him with kidnapping, armed assault, and assault and battery. Mr. Alves has also agreed to waive rendition. He currently remains held without bail in a Baltimore County jail, and will be transported back to Massachusetts for arraignment sometime in the next 10 days

The September 23rd kidnapping is believed to have began in or around Boston, before moving on to Lawrence and finally ending in Taunton. The victim was forced into the trunk of the car and driven south on Route 24. At some point around 7:15 p.m., the victim was able to escape from the trunk on Route 24 in Taunton. Motorists assisted the victim and called police.

The two suspects fled south on Route 24 in a blue 1996 Nissan Sentra. The vehicle was discovered on Joshua Lane in Taunton the following morning.

Photos of the suspects were emailed to the media on the night of the incident, and may also be viewed at bristolda.com.

Our office has no further information on the specifics of the arrest, and cannot comment further on the status of the investigation until the defendants are arraigned in Massachusetts.

Gregg Miliote
Director of Communications

Ashley Bendiksen
Media Assistant