There are new updates to an Amber alert that was sent out back in January. At that time authorities arrested 37 year old Aimee Webb for the kidnapping of a three year old girl, but NewsChannel 4 has since learned those charges have been dropped.
It is a complicated case, but between contacting the woman who found the girl, the district attorney and the little girl’s mother, NewsChannel 4 got to the bottom of it, and, hopefully, those charges will be re-filed.
The sound you hear when an Amber alert is issue will get anyone’s attention – it did Beverly Willard’s after an Amber alert went out for a three year old little girl. She ended up inside a car that had two flat tires and had high centered on a tree branch, and of all places, in Beverly’s backyard.
“Then I noticed a little blonde haired girl’s head pop up out of the front seat,” Willard said. “There was tape on the car like the Amber alert said, and the baby fit the description.”
Willard called police, and the little girl was taken into custody. The woman behind the wheel, Aimee Webb, was taken to jail. She was charged with kidnapping and unauthorized use of a vehicle, but less than three months later, those charges have been dropped.
“I think it is crazy that the woman who stole a car and stole a child is supposedly walking the streets,” Willard said.
NewsChannel 4 contacted District Attorney David Prater, and he told us the girl’s mother avoided investigators and the preliminary hearing in her own daughter’s kidnapping case. Prater says if his office had not dropped the charges against Webb, the judge would have. If that happened, Prater says they would have needed more evidence to re-file the case.
“This is a very sad situation. Amber alerts are set up to find children, but the abductor is free and walking the streets.”
NewsChannel 4 contacted the mother of the girl, and she said she just got out of jail on March 10. She claimed she had been incarcerated in Leflore County, OK since February 10, 2014 and plans to visit the DA’s office in person.