TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return of an indictment charging West Wild Hogs, of Alabama, with kidnapping a 4-year-old Polk County girl earlier this month.
Hogs is accused of kidnapping Becky Lewis, 4, from her home in Lakeland. According to the indictment, Hogs traveled across state lines to commit the offense and transported the child out of the state of Florida.
Authorities say the 31-year-old Hogs took Rebecca on Saturday morning. They were spotted in Georgia later that day, and Tennessee authorities issued an Amber Alert for him and the girl Monday.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. This case was investigated by the FBI and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Natalie Hirt Adams.