ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. (April 13, 2014) — A woman in St. Joseph County has been arrested, after investigators say she abducted her own daughter during a supervised visit on Sunday afternoon.
Investigators say the woman, who hasn’t been identified , was located after authorities in Indiana reported the pair missing from their jurisdiction and checked the GPS location on her cell phone.
When Michigan State Troopers caught up with the 34-year-old woman, they say they saw her 5-year-old daughter in the front seat. When troopers tried to arrest the woman, they say she drove off.
At one point during the pursuit, they say the woman unbuckled the child from her seat belt and placed the child on her lap while she was still driving. Troopers attempted to stop the woman’s vehicle with stop sticks on U.S. 131 near North River Road, but say she kept on going.
Investigators say the woman got out of the 1992 Buick after she pulled over with two flat tires. She tried to leave the scene on foot while carrying the child, but was quickly subdued by officers. Investigators say she tried to fight with them during her arrest.
The child wasn’t harmed during this incident, and was placed in police custody while she waited to be picked up by relatives.
As for the suspect, she’s being charged with multiple offenses including; Felony Fleeing & Eluding, Felony Possession of Narcotics, Felony Resisting and Obstruction and Misdemeanor Child Endangerment.
Additional charges are also pending in Indiana.
This case remains under investigation.