Member of the family affords $500 for protected return of kids speculated to be in CPS custody | Crime

A family member offers $ 500 for the safe return of two siblings from East Texas who are believed to be in the care of Child Protection Services. The two children have been missing for almost two weeks.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office searched for Amber Jackson, 13, and Tristan Jackson, 9, who were placed with family members in Smith County by CPS on June 25.

Police believe they could be with their mother, Cynthia Hodges, their maternal grandfather, Jimmy Hodges, and his wife, Francis “Callie” Hodges.

On June 25, CPS was granted temporary sole management of the Jackson siblings. The order was issued on May 4 by the Polk County Court to Law Judge Tom Brown. The children were then placed with family members in Smith County.

On June 24th, Cynthia Hodges picked up the children of the family named by the CPS in violation of the court order. Shortly after picking up the children, Cynthia Hodges was stopped by law enforcement and arrested for pending arrest warrants. The officer was unaware of the children’s custody issues and was allowed to contact a family member who was not allowed to have the children, police said.

Police said a family member brought the children to live with their maternal grandfather, Jimmy Hodges, and his wife, Francis “Callie” Hodges. Jimmy and Francis Hodges were given the option to return the children to the approved placement family or the CPS, but they refused. Cynthia Hodges is out of jail and Smith County investigators believe the children are with the three Hodges at this point.

Cynthia Hodges, Jimmy Hodges and Francis Hodges have arrest warrants on two custody charges each. A bond of $ 100,000 is set for each fee.

You may be living in RV sites in the East Texas area. The last known park they stayed in was in Longview, according to police.

The Hodges have a white 2012 Ford 250, an unrecognized license plate, and they could tow an RV. All three people have connections to East and South Texas and could stay in hotels or motels in the area.

Jimmy Hodges is wanted from Dallas and Smith Counties, while police say Francis Hodges has a warrant for a parole violation.

The sheriff’s office said Cynthia Hodges was a known drug user, and Jimmy and Francis Hodges had extensive criminal backgrounds. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the child or adult should call the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 566-6600.

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