2-year-old boy abducted from Virginia church found safe; woman arrested

2-year-old boy abducted from Virginia church found safe; woman arrested
Authorities released this photo of a two-year-old boy who was abducted from a church in Giles County. (Source: WDBJ7)

GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ and WWBT) - A woman has been charged with felony abduction and child endangerment after police say she took a 2-year-old boy from a Virginia church Sunday.

According to police, Noah Trout was taken from Riverview Baptist Church at around noon Sunday and was believed to be in extreme danger.”

Nancy Fridley, 44, was taken into custody Monday. Investigators have not determined a motive.

Investigators tracked a person of interest to a home in Clifton Forge and conducted surveillance there Monday, finding a boy who matched the boy’s description. They said he seemed fine, but took him to a hospital for an evaluation.

The Giles County Sheriff’s Office is crediting several agencies with helping find Noah Trout. The FBI, Virginia State Police, US Marshals Office, Virginia Alcohol and Beverage Control, National Center for Missing Children and the Giles County Commonwealth’s Attorney assisted with the investigation.

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