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Man accused of trying to steal baby to stay in mental facility

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Kanawha judge has dismissed an extradition case against a man accused of trying to steal a baby from its mother in South Charleston last year.

Jeremy Carter, 33, is wanted in Tennessee on driving-related offenses and failure to appear in court, but a prosecutor said he would remain in a West Virginia mental facility for now.

Carter pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to attempted kidnapping. He was erroneously released from jail while awaiting indictment but was captured a few days later.

Circuit Judge Carrie Webster, whose unintended court order resulted in the accidental release, ordered Carter to spend one to three years in a mental hospital following his plea. The state Supreme Court is investigating Webster's and the circuit clerk's procedures in Carter's case.

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