KOB Web Staff
Updated: February 04, 2021 11:45 AM
Created: February 04, 2021 01:09 AM
FARMINGTON, N.M. — State police have confirmed that three-year-old Ava Spicer has been found safe following an Amber Alert issued early Thursday morning.
Police said Destinee Sweeney and her girlfriend got into a fight in the Walmart parking lot in Farmington, prompting the girlfriend to walk away from the vehicle for a few minutes. Sweeney then drove away with her girlfriend's daughter, Ava.
After Spicer's mother tried to persuade Sweeney to return Ava, she contacted Farmington police around 8:17 p.m.
Sweeney had reportedly made statements threatening the child's safety, so state police issued an Amber Alert.
Through their investigation, officers discovered the child could be at a house on County Road 4029 in the Middle Mesa area of Navajo Lake.
Sweeney was found at that location with Ava and arrested around 2:19 a.m. She is charged with kidnapping and intimidation of a witness.
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