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Bath Woman Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping

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.