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WATCH: Lori Vallow appears in court

Lori Vallow in court

LĪHU‘E (KIFI/KIDK) – Lori Vallow was in court Friday afternoon in Kaua‘i Fifth Circuit Court in Līhu‘e, Hawaii. You can watch that below.

Vallow's attorney couldn't get her $5 million bail lowered. Defense attorney Daniel Hempey said police knew she was on Kauai and had a lawyer who's offered to turn her in.

She faces a hearing Monday, March 2 on extradition to Idaho.

Should Vallow bailout, she is to surrender any passports to police.


The Kaua‘i Police Department arrested 46-year-old Lori Vallow Thursday.

Vallow was arrested on a warrant issued by Madison County and is currently being held at KPD Cellblock on a $5 million bail.

Her two children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “J.J.” Vallow have been missing since September.

Vallow failed to comply with a court order to produce her children before authorities on Jan. 30 in Madison County.

She has since been charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. She was also charged with arrests and seizures – resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, and contempt of court – willful disobedience of court process or order.

“First of all, we wish to thank the public for the massive outpouring of concern regarding this case,” said Kaua‘i Chief of Police Todd G. Raybuck. “We also want to thank everyone for their patience while investigators worked diligently to comprehensively gather everything they needed in order to obtain this arrest warrant.”

In December 2019, Rexburg Police requested KPD’s help in locating Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, on Kaua‘i.

KPD subsequently received an affidavit requesting assistance in securing a search warrant, which was obtained by the 5th Circuit of the District Court in Hawai‘i, in connection to Rexburg PD’s ongoing investigation into the missing children.

On Jan. 25, Kaua‘i police presented an Idaho order to Vallow to produce her children before authorities in Madison County.

On Jan. 26, KPD served a search warrant related to Rexburg PD’s investigation on the rented vehicle occupied by Vallow and Daybell, as well as the condo they were renting in Princeville.

Vallow will now attend a hearing on Kaua‘i – date is yet to be determined – where she will have an opportunity to waive or fight her extradition to Idaho. Once in Idaho, she will face her criminal charges.

The children were last seen in Idaho, and there is no indication that they are on Kaua‘i. There are currently no criminal charges against Vallow on Kaua‘i.

Questions directly related to the charges should be made to the Rexburg PD, as they remain the primary investigative agency.

Madison County Prosecuting Attorney, Rob H. Wood says the complaint filed by his office in Rexburg, alleges that Vallow abandoned her two minor children, delayed law enforcement’s attempts to locate her children, and encouraged another individual to delay law enforcement’s attempts to locate her children. Additionally, the State alleges that Vallow disobeyed a court order to physically produce her children to authorities in Idaho. The maximum sentence on each count of desertion of a child under Idaho Code 18-401(1) is 14 years in prison.

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  1. “….she will have an opportunity to waive or fight her extradition to Idaho.”
    She will, of course, fight it. The last gasp of a cornered skank; hoping that Idaho will not want to follow through on extradition based on high expenses. Good luck with that, ‘ho. Simply the NATIONAL attention to this case guarantees THAT money will be spent. 😉
    This is NOT some delusional tramp who believes she is God, a god, a golden retriever, or whatever load of bull**** she would have the gullible believe. She is EVIL embodied! Just keep watching!
    Unsure why they didn’t bust her ‘groom’ along with her. Then the prosecutor could barter HIM down to turn on her. Whether his participation was pre-offense or post-offense to the element crime, he certainly was an active participant in the flight from Idaho’s jurisdiction, and it is unrealistic to even imagine him as UNinvolved.
    Wonder if she’ll get all the way back here before the ‘media’ starts in on the Mormon Offshoot CULT chant? Even my–deceased–MOTHER could see the misdirection in THAT load of BS.
    Oh yeah; almost forgot; IF the skank is proven guilty, of course. 😉

    1. T-Bone, this set of charges is merely the tip of the iceberg. Just waiting for the piñata to spill its contents all over her and Hung Chad. Patience my good man.

      1. You’re right of course, Hugh; I’ve got friends in Rexburg that tell me the defense lawyers haven’t even started SCHOOLING around the courthouse yet, so we’re probably, what….six months(?) away from a feeding frenzy? 😉

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