USA: Amber Alert triggered as parents allegedly kidnap their own child


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TEWKSBURY— Three people were arrested in Tewksbury Friday night, after the alleged kidnapping of a child from a supervised visit in New Hampshire triggered an Amber Alert.

The Amber Alert was issued after authorities said Erika Wallace took her 2-year-old son from a supervised visit with the New Hampshire Department of Children, Youth and Families at a Manchester mall.

The child is in the custody of the state of New Hampshire, but his parents were allowed supervised visits. It was during one of those visits that the child disappeared from the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester.

Later Friday night, Tewksbury police saw a white Chrysler Town and Country mini-van similar to one driven by Erika and Joshua Wallace near a Motel 6. Officers approached the van and found the child along with his parents inside.

Erika Wallace is being charged with parental kidnapping, obstruction of justice and conspiracy. She also has outstanding warrants for drug possession, larceny, and motor vehicle violations.

The boy’s father, Joshua Wallace faces charges of parental kidnapping, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and outstanding warrants for drug possession and child endangerment.

A third person, Nicolette Russell of Georgetown was charged with obstruction of justice, providing a false name to police after arrest and conspiracy.

The child has been returned to the custody of the state of new Hampshire.

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