Mother accused of kidnapping children arrested in NC; children recovered safely

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Akaiesha Latrice Yarger

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A mother accused of kidnapping her children in Michigan and bringing them to Atlanta is now in custody in Rowan County.

WSOC reported that Akaiesha Latrice Yarger allegedly kidnapped her son Jaylen Dent, 5, and daughter Malaila Dent, 9, from their father.

The father said Malaila called him and said she was in Georgia. She begged for him to come and get them.

Police found the children safe in Cleveland, North Carolina and took the suspect into custody.