Franklin County

Frankfort man sentenced for stealing car, fleeing to Mexico

FRANKFORT — A Frankfort man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for stealing a car and fleeing to Mexico last year with his daughter.

U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves sentenced Miles Thomas Woodside, 31, to 13 months and 17 days. Reeves gave Woodside, who appeared in federal court in Frankfort, credit for time served, so Woodside was released but will be on probation for three years. Reeves ordered Woodside be on home detention for six months. An international kidnapping charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement.

In January, Woodside pleaded guilty to taking a stolen vehicle across state lines in February 2009.

Woodside picked up Breanna Woodside, who was 2 at the time, from her mother at the Frankfort police station at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 26, 2009, and was supposed to return the girl by 4:30 p.m. the same day.

When he didn't, officials issued an an Amber Alert. Woodside admitted stealing his grandfather's 1997 Lincoln Town Car, which he drove from Kentucky to Tennessee, where he bought bus tickets to El Paso, Texas. Woodside then took his daughter to Mexico. He was arrested March 3 in Monterrey, Mexico.