Thursday, July 19, 2012
A missing two-year-old girl from Summerville has been found safe and unharmed in Lane, N.C.
An Amber Alert was issued early Thursday morning for two-year-old Haley Renae Briggs after she was allegedly abducted by her mother, 19-year-old Megan Marie Briggs, according to law enforcement officials. The Amber Alert was called off at about 1 p.m. Thursday, according to Captain Jon Rogers of the Summerville Police Department.
The incident occurred about 4 a.m. Thursday morning when Megan Marie Briggs, who had lost custody of Haley, allegedly entered a residence located at 122 High Bridge Road, in the Bridges of Summerville subdivision, took the child and then fled the area.
Haley’s paternal grandparents, who have legal custody of the child, own the home, Rogers said.
Briggs fled with Haley in the grandparents’ car, a champagne-colored 2003 Buick Century sedan, Rogers said.
Rogers said details are still not clear, but apparently Briggs was visiting family members at a hospital in Haywood County, N.C., about 30 miles west of Asheville when she was found. She is currently in jail in North Carolina and will face charges of first degree burglary, kidnapping, and grand larceny in connection with this incident, Rogers said.
Haley is currently in the custody of the North Carolina Dept. of Social Services; family members are enroute to bring her back to Summerville, Rogers said.
The investigation continues.