Suspect in elderly mother’s kidnapping returned to Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man who was arrested in California as a suspect in the kidnapping of his 80-year-old mother from a nursing home has been returned to Nevada to face criminal charges.

Police apprehended 52-year-old Roger Hillygus Aug. 16 after a standoff with a SWAT team in suburban Los Angeles.

He was extradited back to Reno Wednesday on charges of kidnapping a person over 60 years old and conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

Hillygus was being held Thursday in the Washoe County Jail on $50,000 bail.

Reno police say he took his mother, Sue Hillygus, from a Reno facility home month. They say she suffers from dementia and he’s not her legal guardian.

It’s not clear if Roger Hillygus has a lawyer or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.


Eds: This story corrects an earlier version to show Hillygus was extradited Wednesday, being held on bail Thursday.

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