Mother and Three Others Charged with Kidnapping Centreville Girl
Last Saturday the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued an Amber Alert for six-year-old Miy'Angel Lanee Crutchfield. The child had been last seen by her grandmother in her Centreville home on Saturday morning just before lunch. The alert said the child was in imminent danger, having been abducted by her biological mother who has a history of violent behavior.
22-year-old Jasmine Denise Crutchfield was believed to be headed for Cincinnati, Ohio with the abducted child. They were stopped along with three other women around 5:30 pm Saturday just outside of Elizabethtown in north central Kentucky. The girl was safely recovered by Hardin County Sheriff’ Deputies.
Centreville Police Chief Rodney Smith says the mother does not have custody of her daughter. He says officers from his department have traveled to Hardin County Detention Center in Kentucky and are in the process of bringing the mother and three other suspects in the case back to Alabama to "stand accountable for Kidnapping of a child".
Also charged as accomplices to the kidnapping in the case are India Washington, Deanna Gentry and Sierra Hill. Their relationship with Jasmine Denise Crutchfield has not been revealed by authorities. All four of the women live in Ohio according to Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson. The women waived extradition clearing the way for their return to Centreville.
In a Twitter social media post, Chief Smith credited "... a number of resources for coming together very quickly. They include ALEA, Alabama Fusion Center, National Child Center for Missing Children, the FBI, and every department from Centreville, Alabama to Cincinnati Ohio."
A court date in Bibb County has been set for June 6th.