3-year-old Farmington girl found safe following Amber Alert | KOB 4

3-year-old Farmington girl found safe following Amber Alert

3-year-old Farmington girl found safe following Amber Alert

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. 


Copyright 2021 - KOB-TV LLC, A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Comment on Facebook