Judge denies motion to move Devlin to St. Louis County
Union, Mo. – Alleged kidnapper Michael Devlin of Kirkwood will remain in the Franklin County jail for now after a judge refused to have him transferred to St. Louis County.
Associate Circuit Judge David Tobben says housing Devlin in Franklin County poses no security risk.
The 41-year-old has been held in Franklin County jail on $1 million bond since his arrest last month in the alleged kidnappings of two Missouri boys, Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby.
His lawyers say they will renew their request for a transfer when Devlin is arraigned in St. Louis County on charges he kidnapped and forcibly sodomized the boys.