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Phelps Arraignment Today in Rainwater Kidnapping

More charges could be coming in the kidnapping case of Cassidy Rainwater. 58-year old James Phelps was taken into custody last Friday in Dallas County after a tip was received by the FBI and passed along to authorities in Dallas County. Phelps will be arraigned today before Judge Linda Carter Henderson in Dallas County.

Court documents show that on September 16th, the FBI contacted detectives in Dallas County saying they received some photos from an anonymous person that showed Cassidy Rainwater. in a cage.

According to court documents, the detective recognized Rainwater in a cage in a partially nude state. After searching Phelps’ phone, officials discovered seven photos of Rainwater.

Dallas County authorities say Rainwater stayed with Phelps at his home in Windyville while she got on her feet. Phelps claims she had left in the middle of the night one night at the end of July, and he had not seen her since then.

Sheriff Scott Rice will not confirm if Rainwater has been found.

Phelps is currently being held without bond in the Dallas County Jail.


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