In a bit of good news for the week, a pair of young children who were abducted nearly a year ago were found and safely rescued at a Winn-Dixie grocery store in High Springs, Florida after police conducted a routine tag check.
Apparently, the police were conducting the routine tag check near the Winn-Dixie when they learned tha the driver of the vehicle, Kristi Nicole Gilley, was a fugitive. Police acted quickly and detained Gilley, arresting her on an active kidnapping warrant out of Clay County, Missouri.
The police then turned over the two young kids, Brooke and Adrian, to the Florida Department of Children and Families Services. They will be reunited with their family, officials said.
All three people in the vehicle, Gilley and the two kids, were disguised at the time police conducted the routine check and found them.
Gilley, the one arrested, is, according to Fox News Digital, “the noncustodial mother of Brooke and Adrian Gilley, ages 11 and 12, respectively, and allegedly kidnapped them on March 15, 2022, according to police.”
The High Springs Police Department announced all of that in a social media post, saying:
On February 1, 2023, HSPD located two abducted Missouri children and their abductor after a routine vehicle tag check indicated the vehicle owner was a fugitive.
Officers located the trio shopping in Winn Dixie, after disguising their identities.
The non-custodial mother, Kristi Nicole Gilley, DOB 01-01-1987, was detained and arrested on an active kidnapping warrant out of Clay County, Missouri.
The children were turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families Services and will be reunited with their birth family.
Brooke and Adrian Gilley have been missing since 3/15/2022 and may be in the company of their non-custodial mother. We are working with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to bring them home safely!
No other details, such as what sparked the kidnapping 11 months ago, are yet available.
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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