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Mother charged with child abduction after 1-year-old girl at center of NC AMBER Alert found

The Amber Alert was canceled for a 1-year-old Ava Pierce after deputies responded to a tip on the possible location of Ava and her mother Roxanne Parsons.
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 6:09 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2021 at 6:29 PM EST
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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Deputies have charged a mother with felony abduction of a child after a 1-year-old girl at the center of a statewide AMBER Alert was found in North Carolina Tuesday morning.

The Amber Alert was canceled for 1-year-old Ava Pierce after deputies responded to a tip on the possible location of Ava and her mother Roxanne Parsons.

Around 10:54 a.m., Randolph County deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Berry Lane and Sussex Trail in the town of Climax in Guilford County, North Carolina.

Roxanne Parsons was identified and Ava was secured in a child safety seat in the backseat of the vehicle.

Parsons was placed under arrest and taken to the Randolph County Detention Center she was charged with felony abduction of a child and issued a $20,000 secured bond.

***UPDATE*** Deputies responded to a tip on the possible location of Ava Pierce and her mother Roxanne Parsons. At...

Posted by Randolph County Sheriff's Office, NC on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

North Carolina Probation and Parole also obtained a warrant for misdemeanor probation violation where she was issued an additional $10.000 secured bond plus electronic house arrest.

A first appearance was set for Dec. 9, 2021, in Randolph County District Court.

Ava was returned to the rightful custodian.

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