BARTOW (FOX 13) - The man accused of kidnapping a Lakeland girl and taking her to Tennessee has been returned to Florida to face charges.
West Wild Hogs had a blank look on his face and said nothing to reporters as he was walked into a Polk County Sheriff's Office booking facility in Bartow this afternoon.
In a Memphis court appearance earlier this week, Hogs agreed to be extradited to Polk County. The 31-year-old was arrested there Monday after a nurse recognized his vehicle from a five-state Amber Alert.
Prosecutors say Hogs took 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis from her home on Saturday morning. He's been described as a friend of her family, but investigators haven't said if they know why he allegedly kidnapped Becky, as she's known to her family.
Hogs said very little during Wednesday's brief hearing, merely acknowledging his understanding of the proceedings. He paused and looked at reporters as they asked him questions today, but did not say anything.
Rebecca, meanwhile, was reunited with her family Tuesday. There were plenty of tears and hugs as a small crowd of relatives greeted her at Lakeland Linder Airport.