Baby abducted in Randolph County has been ‘located,’ mother arrested, deputies say

Piedmont Triad News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — An Amber Alert was canceled on Tuesday morning after a baby was abducted in Randolph County, and her mother was arrested.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says 1-year-old Ava Lee Pierce was “located” after being reported missing by her father, Matthew Pierce, on Monday.

Deputies say Pierce reported that Ava was taken by her mother, Roxanne Michelle Parson, 34, during a visit on Dec. 1. Parson’s parental rights had been terminated.

A warrant for arrest for felony abduction of a child was issued for Parson.

Around 10:54 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Berry Lane and Sussex Trail in Climax.

Parson was identified, and the child was secured in a child safety seat in the rear passenger area of the vehicle.

Parson was arrested and taken to the Randolph County Detention Center where the magistrate served the warrant for arrest for felony abduction of a child and issued a $20,000 secured bond.

NC Probation and Parole also obtained a warrant for misdemeanor probation violation which she was served and received an additional $10,000 secured bond and electronic house arrest.

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

The child was returned to the custodian.

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