More Details On Cody, Wyoming Abduction Suspect [VIDEO]
Footage from video cameras turned out to be the tool that help put Jesse Speer in jail for the abduction and assault of an 11-yr old Cody girl last week. Jesse Speer is 39 and from Manhattan, Montana. Authorities were able to look at numerous video cameras from Cody businesses to track the whereabouts of the White Toyota 4-runner that Speer drove.
An image from Yellowstone National Park was enough to show the license plate number and then track down Jesse Speer. The arrest was made this past Saturday in Belgrade. Speer has been transferred to the Gallatin County Jail and held on $2 million bond. As the case moves forward, Speer will be sent to the Park County Detention Center.
The Montana man is accused of luring the 11-year-old girl into his vehicle, asking her to help him search for his puppy. According to Cody Police Chief, Perry Rockvam, the girl told police that the suspect drove her to a church parking lot and bound her hands with rope. The man told the victim to keep her head down.
“At one point the victim attempted to lift her head and the suspect struck her on the back of the head with a gun,” explained Rockvam.
He drove the girl out of town, to a remote area in the canyon just west of Cody.
“The victim told the suspect that she knew that he was going to rape her and the suspect responded by telling her that she was not going to get hurt. The suspect left the paved roadway and traveled up a mountain road, which we now know is the Carter Mountain access road,” explained Cody’s Chief of Police. “The suspect pulled off the road and it was at this time that the suspect reported being assaulted.”
The man later put a bag over her head, removed her from the vehicle, unbound her hands, and told her to walk away and count to 50 while he drove off. She then walked down the mountain road until a group of hunters picked her up, about four hours after she was abducted.