The mother of a one year old baby who was the subject of a statewide Amber Alert says she has no regrets about taking her daughter to Mississippi.
Cathy Victoria Wells was located this morning in Cleveland, Mississippi, some 860 miles from Snow Hill. Greene County lawmen says the baby disappeared after a local judge order the Department of Social Services to take custody of the child.
Sheriff Lemmie Smith says when DSS went to pick up the baby the parents were gone. He says her parents,Christy Dubois and Rodney Wells, are accused of taking the baby. It is not known if they face any charges yet in the case.
Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Jeff Gordon says Greene County deputies tracked the parents' cell phone which led Mississippi authorities to find the baby. He says the baby's parents were also found.
Family members tell WITN News that the baby is now being flown back to Greene County where she will be placed in foster care. They say Dubois' step-mother lives in Cleveland.
DuBois told WITN News that even though they acted in a rash manner, if they had to do it again, they would because it gave them more time with their daughter.
DuBois says they were told by DSS they cannot see the baby for one month, or until their next court date which is June 27th. The couple is on their way back to North Carolina and say they do not face any charges.
The mother says the baby was taken away because DSS had investigated allegations of domestic abuse. DuBois says she was recently struck by a softball and that DSS believes it was her husband who hit her. The wife says there have been no charges brought in that case.
A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a missing one year old baby after the sheriff says her parents abducted her.
Cathy Victoria Wells is a 1-year-old white female, approximately 2' 3" and 18 pounds. She has brown hair, and brown eyes. There is no photo available of the girl yet.
Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith says her parents,Christy Dubois and Rodney Wells are accused of taking the baby. Christy Dubois is described as a 35-year-old white female with brown hair.
Rodney Wells is described as a 39-year-old white male, 5'10", 170 pounds, with black hair.
Smith says on Monday a judge issued an order that Wells be turned over to the Department of Social Services because of concerns over the baby's welfare. He says when DSS went to pick up the baby the parents were gone.
The sheriff say they may be headed from Snow Hill to Mississippi in a blue 2001 Chevrolet Silverado with NC license tag number XT1240.
WITN checked with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and they say so far North Carolina has not requested they issue an Amber Alert there for the baby and parents.
If you have any information regarding this reported abduction, call the Greene County Sheriff's Office immediately at (252) 747-3411, or call 911 or *HP.