Swett Back In Custody 17 Nov 12

The Worthington woman sentenced to 20 years of probation last month for abducting an employee at the New Ulm Wal-Mart earlier this year and claiming there was a bomb in the store is back in custody in the Brown County Jail. 38-year-old Elisheba Joy Swett was arrested Thursday afternoon for violating her probation. She had received a stayed 20-year prison sentence in October in Brown County Court after pleading guilty to kidnapping for ransom and terroristic threats involving an explosive device. Along with the 20 years of supervised probation, Swett had been ordered to have no contact with the victim, or any Wal-Mart store, was required to register as a predatory offender, and will likely be required to pay Wal-Mart over $100,000 in restitution. The nature of her probation violation is unknown at this time. Her bail has been set at $100,000.