OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman is behind bars after two missing children turned up overnight.
On Thursday evening, Oklahoma City police began searching for an 11-year-old and a 10-month-old child who were reported missing.
Investigators say they were not able to issue an Amber Alert because they were believed to be with Carey Johnson.
According to a police report by the Oklahoma City Police Department, DHS had a court order to pick up the two children in Johnson’s care. Even though Johnson initially agreed to meet with them, she didn’t show up.
DHS workers told officers that they were concerned because Johnson said, “If I can’t have the kids, then she can’t either.”
The report states that the children’s biological mother had given Johnson guardianship of the kids, but recently revoked the guardianship.
Fortunately, the children were located overnight and are said to be safe.
Officials say Carey Johnson was booked into jail just before 5 a.m. on Friday morning.
She is facing charges of child stealing, driving without a license and a seatbelt violation.