Dec 20, 2012 12:54 PM by Andy Koen

Woman jailed on kidnapping charges

COLORADO SPRINGS - A woman previously described as a person of interested associated with the disappearance of a 2 year old girl Wednesday has now been arrested on charges of kidnapping.

Tonia Shetina, 38, is being held on $200,000 bond at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on two felony charges of Kidnapping and Motor Vehicle Theft. 

Investigators found 2-year-old Essence Lovato with Shetina at a home in the Midway area late Wednesday afternoon. Lovato's mother told the police that she was arguing with someone at her home when Shetina offered to take the girl out of the house to shield her from the arugment.

Lovato said she instructed Shetina to take the girl to her grandfather's house just down the street, but Essence never arrived there.


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