UPDATE: 1/23/13 – Newark police confirmed that Amanda Jordan, 25, and baby Nicyala, 6 months, are in custody. Police said no other details would be released until a press release is issued later.
UPDATE: Nicayla is still missing, but the baby’s grandmother does not understand why the police issued a warrant against her daughter.
“My daughter was in jail when that baby came up missing. How they get her on kidnapping when she’s in jail?” Susan Allen told 10TV News on Saturday.
“According to Allen, Jordan was in jail when Children Services told her they planned to take custody of the child. The next day, Jordan was released. Allen said that she gave the child to the father’s mother, not knowing about the intentions of Children Services.
Allen and Hudson on were charged with interfering with child custody and are out of jail after posting bond.”
“I let the other grandmother take her and now she says she doesn’t have her either,” said Allen.”
Previous story: On Friday authorities are searching for a missing baby from Newark, Ohio whose is believed to be with his mother who was just let out of jail and is homeless.
Licking County Job and Family Services were granted custody of 6-month-old Nicayla Jordan through an unusual court order on Thursday which allowed them temporary custody, reports NBC4 News.
The court didn’t believe that it was in the best interest of the child to be in the custody of family members,” Sgt. Scott Snow of the Newark Division of Police told the Newark Advocate. Both parents are alleged drug users and the father had lost permanent custody of another child, reported the authorities. The father is also currently in jail. Snow also said that the baby is connected with a possible custody dispute.
Authorities believe Nicayla may be with Amanda Jordan, 25, the baby’s mother who was released from jail on Friday, Susan Allen, 51, the grandmother and Rockell Hudson, 20, the baby’s aunt.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Jordan for kidnapping and interference with custody and also for Hudson and Allen for interference with custody.
They may be driven in a black 1993 Eagle Talon with Ohio license plate EOY 3704 or a gray Jeep Limited with Ohio license plate FKC 3202.
“It would be prudent and in their best interest to get in contact with us and come in and see us with the child,” Snow said.