HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Two kidnapped kids who had been lacking from Missouri for nearly a 12 months had been present in a central Florida grocery retailer with their non-custodial mom, who was taken into police custody, authorities mentioned.
Kristi Gilley was arrested final Wednesday on an out-of-state fugitive warrant. Courtroom data present Gilley, 36, remained in jail on Sunday.
Excessive Springs law enforcement officials discovered Gilley and the 2 kids in a Winn Dixie tremendous market after working a routine automobile tag verify that indicated the automobile’s proprietor was a fugitive, the Excessive Springs Police Division mentioned in a information launch. Excessive Springs is positioned about 22 miles (35.4 km) northwest of Gainesville, Florida.
The kids had been lacking from Clay County, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas Metropolis, since final March.
The Excessive Springs Police Division mentioned the youngsters had been turned over to the Florida Division of Kids and Households and can be reunited with members of the family in Missouri.
Gilley’s court-appointed lawyer from the native public defender’s workplace did not reply to an emailed inquiry on Sunday.