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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.

Derick Irisha Brown. Photo via ALEA.

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.

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