Mother accused of child abduction speaks from jail

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KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. -- A mother who authorities said drove her daughter from North Carolina to Chesapeake, Virginia is now in jail, according to WTKR.

Shelby Nichole Dobson, 22, was charged with child abduction, after authorities said she took her daughter Neviah Faith Dobson from a supervised visit in Kill Devil Hills.

Dobson is accused of fleeing to Chesapeake where she was eventually arrested.

She spoke to WTKR about her fight for custody and what motivated her to drive off with her daughter.

“I just figured if I took her and ran... she needed to be with her mom," she said, crying. “I love my daughter.”

Police issued an Amber Alert on Saturday, one that many people received on their smartphones.

As police investigated, they found that Shelby Dobson’s vehicle was not at her residence and that she had taken her clothes, and Neviah’s clothes and toys from the home.

Chesapeake police said they were notified that Neviah and her mother might be at a home in the 1500 block of Campostella Road. Officers checked and they were there.

The 4-year-old was found safe in Chesapeake early Sunday and the alert was cancelled.