Maryland Woman Arrested for Taking Child
A woman in Lewisberry was arrested for taking her daughter without permission. The woman stands accused of removing her daughter from the child’s father’s home and fighting with both the father and police. Officers say the woman was high on heroin at the time of the incident.
According to reports, the woman faces felony charges of aggravated assault, burglary, interfering with the custody of a child and criminal trespassing. She also faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and simple assault.
An officer was conducting a traffic stop when he was approached by a man who told him his daughter had just been kidnapped by her mother. The two-year-old was taken from her home through a window. Several moments after the police officer was notified of the kidnapping, the man and woman were seen in a physical altercation behind a post office. The woman was holding a toddler at the time.
Police were able to arrest the woman after a brief struggle. While under arrest, the woman told the officer that she had driven to the man’s house, waited outside, opened a window and took her daughter. The woman also told police that she was under the influence of heroin when she committed the act.
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