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Couple caught in Vegas extradited in boy in box case

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David Wieseckel, left, and Linda Schwan, right. (LVMPD) David Wieseckel, left, and Linda Schwan, right. (LVMPD)

A fugitive couple arrested earlier this month in Las Vegas was extradited to southeast Texas to face charges linked to allegations of locking their 9-year-old child in a wooden box.

The Associated Press reported the couple was booked into a jail in Galveston, TX on Sunday after being transported from Las Vegas. Both man and woman were released on bond shortly after the booking, the AP reported.

The Associated Press did not disclose the names of the man and woman in the case. FOX5, though, obtained the names of David Wiseckel and Linda Schwan when arrest declarations were released by Clark County Courts on April 4.

The declarations showed the two had warrants for their arrest originating in Galveston on assault on a child charges.

The declaration showed authorities in Las Vegas learned they were residing in a neighborhood near Eastern Avenue and Desert Inn.

Both suspects identified themselves verbally to Las Vegas Metro police before being handcuffed on April 2, the arrest declaration showed. They were each booked into Clark County Detention Center.

In March, a grand jury indicted the couple for allegedly locking up the boy in a 8-by-6 foot wooden box. Authorities said they found out about the boy's living conditions after he ran away last July.

"Both of them are charged with one count of injury to a child based on forcing him to do push-ups," said Adam Poole of the Galveston County District Attorney's Office. "Then David Wieseckel has another count and that's for a choking allegation."

Poole wouldn't go into details about the crimes but he said the office is relieved the couple was found. He doesn't know why they chose to hide out in Las Vegas.

"They seemed like nice enough people," said neighbor Danita Ward. "I never thought I'd look out my window and see them being taken away. A U.S. Marshal came over and asked us to take care of their dogs."

The Associated Press reported the alleged victim ran away from home last summer and was placed in foster care.

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