(CBS/AP) WILLISTON, N.D. - A judge has ordered the extradition of two men from North Dakota to Montana to face kidnapping charges in the disappearance of high school math teacher Sherry Arnold, who is presumed dead.
Judge David Nelson ordered Lester Vann Waters Jr., 47, and Michael Keith Spell, 22, to be extradited during separate hearings in Williston, a northwest North Dakota city near the Montana border.
Authorities haven't said what led them to arrest Waters and Spell a week after the Arnold's Jan. 7 disappearance.
Arnold, 43, was last seen leaving home for a run, and although her body hasn't been found, investigators believe she is dead. Investigators recovered one of her running shoes near her usual route.
The defendants, who are charged with aggravated kidnapping and were being held on $2.5 million bail each, appeared in court Tuesday in shackles and black and gray prison garb. They stared at the floor said nothing as their attorneys argued there was insufficient cause to extradite them and that authorities lacked enough information to prove their identities. Neither Waters nor Spell claimed to be someone else.
They were to be transported about 45 miles later Tuesday, to Sidney, Mont., where the missing teacher lived.
Nelson, who has been a North Dakota district judge for 18 years, said Tuesday's hearings were the first time he had handled a contested extradition