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Children found; grandmother arrested
Houston County Courier

By Lynda Jones
Editor-in-Chief

Two toddlers reported missing from Houston County were found with their maternal grandmother, Bonnie Miller, 48, in Fort Worth Friday afternoon. Miller has been arrested by the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) and their father was en route to his children at press time. A statewide search began Wednesday, March 6, when the Houston County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert for 2-year-old Nevaeh Kimora Simpson and 1-year-old Jordan Malik Simpson. Authorities alleged Miller had kidnapped the two children during a custody dispute with their father. A third grandchild, 5-year-old Carlos Spencer, also was believed to be with Miller. The mother of the youngest children passed away in late December 2012. The children's father had custody of the children, the HCSO reported Wednesday, and had taken them for a Christmas visit with Miller. Miller allegedly would not return the children to their father when he tried to pick them up on Christmas Day. According to the HCSO report, a court order was issued, listing the father as the sole managing conservator. During the time when the court proceedings initiated and were being finalized, Miller allegedly absconded with both children. Two felony warrants were issued for the Miller's arrest on charges of interfering with child custody. HCSO Chief Deputy G. P. Shearer reported at 3:15 p.m. Friday that the FWPD had located Miller, and had her in custody. Shearer reported that the FWPD located the vehicle (2005 gray Honda Accord) described in the Amber Alert at approximately 3 p.m. Friday on East Richmond St. in Fort Worth. "Through their investigation (FWPD officers) they located Bonnie hiding the kids and herself in a house near where the vehicle was located. The kids are safe and the father is en route to Fort Worth to be reunited with the kids," Shearer stated in a press release.

 

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