It took 13 months to file the charges against Napier because “we wanted to wrap up Ison first,” then authorities focused on an”intense investigation” of the crimes. “It just took awhile,” the prosecutor said.
Napier, now on probation, served time in Ripley County Jail and was released, he added.
The sheriff said Napier is not in custody yet. “There’s a warrant out for her.” Information about the woman has been entered on the FBI’s computerized National Crime Information Center database. Murphy reported, “Anyone who comes across her can arrest her on a warrant.”
If found guilty, Napier could face six to 20 years in prison on each count, according to Wilhelm.