Archive for Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Grandmother in court for taking child to Missouri

October 25, 2006

Bond has been reduced for a Missouri woman who took her 3-year-old granddaughter from a rural McLouth baby-sitter without her daughter's permission.

A Leavenworth County District Court judge reduced bond from $30,000 to $10,000 for Connie Greenwell, 49, Hume, Mo.

She appeared in court last week without a lawyer. She will appear Friday with a court-appointed attorney, said Deborah Owens of the Leavenworth County attorney's office.

Greenwell faces one count of interference with parental custody after she picked up her granddaughter at daycare about 11:15 a.m. Oct. 10 in the 21400 block of 259th Street. She took the granddaughter to her home in Missouri, where law enforcement officials found the child and took Greenwell into custody.

According to Leavenworth County sheriff's reports, Greenwell said she knew her daughter would not allow the visit, but she was going to take her granddaughter regardless.

The girl lives with her mother in rural Tonganoxie.

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