USA: 3 charged in New Hampshire parental kidnapping


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TEWKSBURY, Mass. – Three people have been arrested after a woman kidnapped her two-year-old son during a supervised visit on Friday.

Erika Wallace and her son were at the Mall of New Hampshire on a supervised DCYF visit on Friday afternoon. Wallace took off with her son when the DCYF worker was not looking.

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Hours later in Tewksbury, police saw a white minivan and after checking the registration, discovered there was an Amber Alert issued out of New Hampshire involving the vehicle. Police approached the van and found the boy safe. He is now back in the custody of New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families.

Police arrested the boy’s mother, 26-year-old Erika Wallace of Raymond, New Hampshire, his father, 27-year-old Joshua Wallace of Raymond, New Hampshire, and 24-year-old Nicolette Russell of Georgetown, Massachusetts.

Erika and Joshua Wallace are both charged with parental kidnapping, obstruction of justice and conspiracy. They were also charged on warrants including: endangerment of a child out of Lawrence District Court and possession of a Class A substance.

Russell is charged with obstruction of justice, providing a false name and social security number following arrest and conspiracy.

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