JeffCo Sheriff: 3 children abducted at gunpoint by mother found safe
From The Trussville Tribune
JEFFERSON COUNTY — According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, an alert was issued earlier for three children who were abducted at gunpoint by their mother in Birmingham.
Authorities say that two five-year old twins and their two-year old sister were taken by their non-custodial mother, Derick Irisha Brown, 27, from the 1900 block of Colonial Cove just before 7 a.m. on Friday morning.
This prompted a missing child alert. However, the alert was canceled after Brown was located by detectives at a hotel in Fairfield later in the afternoon.
“A deputy located her there in a vehicle and she fled,” After a brief pursuit she struck a Sheriff’s vehicle and stopped at Court I and 40th Street in Ensley. No one was injured.”
The children were unharmed. Brown was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where she awaits formal charges.