The Robert Presley Detention Center
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Felony charges may be filed Tuesday against a woman suspected of abducting a 3-year-old child from a Temecula property, using a vehicle allegedly stolen from the victim’s father.

Jessica Emily Reichert, 52, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside Thursday on suspicion of kidnapping and vehicle theft. Reichert is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the alleged abduction occurred about 11 a.m. Thursday in the 29600 block of Solana Way, just east of Interstate 15.

Officials alleged that the suspect snatched the child, whose gender and identity were not disclosed, and fled in a vehicle belonging to the victim’s father.

Alerts were broadcast after the man reported the alleged abduction, culminating in a nearly three-hour search that ended on Sage Road in Aguanga, where patrol deputies spotted the car, according to investigators.

The driver — later identified as Reichert — failed to stop, instead heading west into Temecula, eventually pulling over in the 32100 block of Temecula Parkway, where she was taken into custody without incident, investigators said.

The child was uninjured and returned home.

A possible motive for the alleged kidnapping and theft was not disclosed.

The District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case.

Reichert has no documented felony or misdemeanor convictions in Riverside County.

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