Mom issued misdemeanor summons in youngster custody case involving lacking 1-year-old

Lake Charles, La. (KPLC) – Isabella Washington was located Saturday evening and is safe, according to the Lake Charles Police Department. Three people, including her mother, have been issued misdemeanor summons for interfering with her custody, LCPD announced Sunday.

The 1-year-old child was reported missing to LCPD Saturday afternoon by her grandmother, who has temporary legal custody. The child had been taken from her grandmother’s residence, according to LCPD.

After searching for several hours with the public’s help, detectives contacted Talor Ja’Nea Jones, who confirmed that she had the child, according to LCPD. Jones brought Isabella to the police station around 9 pm, where detectives confirmed her identity.

Following interviews, police issued misdemeanor summonses for conspiracy, interference with child custody, and violation of a court order to Talor Ja’Nae Jones, 26; Shakeira Marie Dupre, 22; and Isabella’s mother, Mercedes Diamante Washington, 22, according to LCPD. They were released.

LCPD thanked the community for assisting in the search Saturday afternoon and asked anyone with additional information about the case to call 337-491-1311.

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