Mall abduction suspect appears in court

Joseph Weir (Source: Kenton County Detention Center)
Joseph Weir (Source: Kenton County Detention Center)

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A suspect who is accused of abducting a 74-year-old woman from a shopping center and robbing a bank was in court on Tuesday.

Joseph Weir, 39, was arrested last week for robbing a Covington bank in December. During the course of the investigation, Weir also became a suspect in the abduction of a 74-year-old woman at the Crestview Hills Town Center in May of 2011.

Weir only faced the bank robbery charges on Tuesday. His bond was set at $50,000.

The kidnapping case is expected to go to a Kenton County grand jury.

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