ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Police in St. Charles County say a lady who doesn’t have authorized custody of her daughter knocked down a state employee throughout a supervised go to and absconded with the little lady.
Late Tuesday afternoon, the St. Charles County Prosecuting Lawyer’s Workplace charged the lady with fourth-degree assault and interference with custody.
Police issued an Endangered Individual Advisory for 7-year-old Piper Johnson after her mom, 35-year-old Valerie Jean Baker, forcefully took her from a caseworker and fled. Authorities are involved for the lady’s security.
“She came over her youngsters, who’re 7 and 9 years previous. She is required to have supervised visits together with her youngsters,” mentioned Captain David Tiefenbrunn, St. Charles County Police Division.
Investigators say Baker doesn’t have custody as a result of the state labeled her as unfit.
“We dealt together with her up to now,” Tiefenbrunn mentioned. “The primary purpose custody was taken away was her erratic conduct and psychological stability.”
Authorities say the 2 left the St. Charles Metropolis-County Boone’s Path Library Department in New Melle.
“Throughout this supervised go to, a DFS employee was current together with the grandparents. …Throughout this go to, the mom pushed the DFS employee and made threats to the grandmother,” Tiefenbrunn mentioned. “She took the 7-year-old little one and she or he tried to take the 9-year-old however he pulled away from her.”
As police seek for 7-year-old Piper, detectives launched new photographs of her mom’s automobile – a darkish blue 2018 Toyota Corolla. It’s lacking the entrance driver’s facet quarter panel and the entrance driver’s facet door deal with. The automobile has a Missouri license plate of CW8Z1G.
Simply earlier than 8 a.m. on Monday, a license plate reader noticed Baker’s automobile in Colorado, west of Denver, nearing the Utah border.
Anybody with data on their whereabouts is requested to name the St. Charles County Police Division at 636-949-3000.
Within the meantime, prosecutors say they didn’t cost Baker with extra critical offenses like kidnapping and parental kidnapping as a result of parts of the crime don’t meet the edge for these expenses.