A FOUR-year-old girl who was abducted from pre-school by her mom has been found after a major manhunt in North Carolina, cops say.
Imonie Arily Stanback was snatched from a school in Liberty by her birth mother who does not have custody of her, say local police who later found the little girl.
Police say Hennessy Stanback snatched her daughter from Freedom Preschool in West Swannanoa before going on the run.
Imonie was last seen at 1:15 pm before she was abducted by her “non custodial parent” on Tuesday, March 3.
Imonie was found unharmed after a major investigation which involved multiple agencies and has been reunited with her foster parents.
But her mom is now facing charges.
In a statement from Liberty Police, Chief DJ Semrad confirmed a “warrant for Abduction of Children has been secured on Hennessey Stanback.”
“Anyone with information on Ms. Stanback’s location should notify their local law enforcement agency or the Liberty Police,” he said.
Imonie’s grandmother, Ryran Stanback, was arrested by the Asheboro Police Department on unrelated charges.
The NC State Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, the US Marshalls Office, the Randolph County DA’s Office, the Randolph County Department of Social Services, the Asheboro Police Department and several other local agencies were involved.
Cops were on the hunt for a white traverse heading in an unknown direction before the little girl was located last night.
Little Imonie is safe and found as the search for her alleged abductor continues this morning.
Anyone with information on Stanback’s whereabouts can contact Liberty Police Department at 336.622.9053.
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