Bath Woman Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping
STEUBEN CO. (WENY) -- The Bath woman accused of kidnapping a mother and her 6-month-old baby has pleaded guilty.Billie Jo Ribble's crimes date back to October 2012, but the kidnapping took place about a year ago. On March 1, Ribble was in custody in Tioga County PA, when she assaulted a corrections officer and escaped through an open window.
Ribble made her way to Wellsboro that same night and abducted a mom and her infant at knife point. The woman drove Ribble across state lines to Lindley - Ribble was caught soon after she barricaded herself in a Corning home.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 25. The 36-year-old faces 20 years to life behind bars.