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Frankfort man who fled to Mexico with daughter reaches plea agreement

A Frankfort man who sparked a multi-state Amber Alert last year, after he fled with his 2-year-old to Mexico, has reached a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Miles Thomas Woodside, 30, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines.

Woodside and the child's mother had shared custody of the girl, but Woodside failed to bring her back after a regular visit Feb.27.

He admitted that he stole his grandfather's vehicle and drove Breanna Woodside to Tennessee, where he bought bus tickets to El Paso, Texas, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Later, a phone call to Woodside's mother was traced to Monterrey, Mexico, and police there were notified. He was spotted and arrested on a street in Monterrey on March 3.

A charge of international kidnapping was dropped as part of the plea agreement, but the fact that he took the child will be considered as part of Woodside's sentencing. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Woodside, who is being held in the Grayson County Detention Center, is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. April 20.

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