The alleged accomplice in the Jan. 10 kidnapping of a 19-year-old Waco woman was arrested Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for his involvement in the incident, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Richard Samuel Steen, 42, of Beverly Hills, was arrested Tuesday, almost six weeks after police arrested Josephine Marie Monrial, 31, of Waco, on a kidnapping charge. Swanton said both Monrial and Steen are responsible for the kidnapping of Monrial's cousin.

At the time, police said Steen and Monrial falsely claimed the victim's cousin needed help to get her to come with them.

Later that night, police learned Monrial's cousin was released near the H-E-B in Bellmead and was able to get a ride from a friend back to her Waco apartment, Swanton said.

Police found Monrial the night of the incident and arrested her on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated kidnapping.

She remained in McLennan County Jail on Tuesday with bond listed at $30,000.

Swanton said U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force officers found Steen in Killeen about a week ago. He was extradited back to McLennan County Jail on Monday on a third-degree felony charge of kidnapping.

Steen was released Tuesday evening on $5,000 bond.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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