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Man arrested for allegedly checking 9-year-old boy out of school

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 18:19:39-04

CORSICANA, TX — A man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for allegedly checking out a 9-year-old boy from an elementary school.

According to the Corsicana Daily Sun, the Mildred Independent School District released the student to 36-year-old Lane Muerta, who was not a parent.

The child's mother reported the incident as a kidnapping to the Navarro County Sheriff's Office. The Corsicana Daily Sun, citing reports, says the child knew the man and went willingly.

The man and child were spotted walking near Muerta's home on 31st Street in Corsicana by deputies wth the Criminal Investigation Division.

Muerta was arrested for kidnapping charges and booked into the Navarro County Jail.

Mildred ISD could not be reached for comment as of publication time, according to the Corsicana Daily Sun.