FOX 4’s Heather Hays has an update on the case involving a 2-month-old baby who was kidnapped by a woman who tried to rob her mother in a Stephenville driveway.
Addalie Grace Christensen’s mother described how it happened on their quiet street on the morning of May 9.
“I don't know her. I just returned home with my daughter from doctor. I went to open back door and woman was there - put a fist into my stomach. She said don't do anything -- just give me your daughter,” the baby’s mother told 911 operators.
The mom said the woman demanded $5,000. She didn’t have that much money so the stranger snatched her daughter’s baby carrier and ran down the street.
An Amber Alert was issued and there was an intense search. But a grueling eight hours later police were able to put Addalie Grace safely back into to her mother’s arms.
Police said they found the baby at a home in Dublin about 10 miles away. She was with 38-year-old Latonya McClain.
Detectives got a tip from McClain’s friend who said they saw her with the child. When police arrived, McClain told them the baby was hers.
Police quickly determined the truth and McClain was arrested.
The motive for the kidnapping is still unclear, but Addalie Grace’s family is just happy she was not hurt and is home safe.
McClain is still in the Erath County jail charged with aggravated kidnapping with a $50,000 bond. No trial date has been set.
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