- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
The woman accused of breaking into Joe Montana’s Malibu home and trying to kidnap his granddaughter was freed from jail Friday morning.
Sodsai Dalzell, 39, was released from the Los Angeles County jail around 4:30 a.m., according to the records. The charges against her were dismissed. It is not clear why the charges were dropped.
Dalzell was arrested last September after she allegedly entered the home of the iconic NFL quarterback and grabbed his granddaughter. Montana and his wife, Jennifer, confronted the suspect and asked her to give back their grandchild.
After a scuffle, law enforcement officials said Jennifer Montana was able to pry the child out of Dalzell’s arms. “Thank you to everyone who has reached out,” the former San Francisco 49ers star later tweeted. “Scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well. We appreciate respect for our privacy at this time.”
Dalzell faced kidnapping and burglary charges. She reportedly pleaded not guilty to one count each of attempted kidnapping of a child under 14 and first-degree residential burglary with a person present. She was being held on $200,000 bail.
A representative from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office could not be immediately reached for comment.
Montana, 64, played 13 years of his 15 year-career with the San Francisco 49ers, where he won four Super Bowls. Montana concluded his career in Kansas City.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day