Mayfield, KY woman wanted for kidnapping child found in Tennessee

SUNDAY UPDATE:  Sheriff Redmon says Storey was brought back to Graves County on Saturday.  Redmon says Storey could be arraigned Monday.

ORIGINAL STORY:  A Mayfield, Kentucky woman who was wanted for kidnapping a 6-month-old child has been found in Tennessee.

On September 1, the Graves County Sheriff’s Office reported that 30-year-old Elizabeth S. Beck Storey had kidnapped her six-month-old child.

The Cabinet of Health and Family Services had been awarded custody of the baby.

A few days later on September 6, the Perry County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee was contacted about a woman and a six-month-old baby in Lobelville, Tennessee that may need help.

The man who called said a woman who went by the name of Suzanne Storey Beck was asking him to pick her up from Lobelville. She told the man she was at a Dollar General near a curvy road and a hill.

Later on in the day the man told deputies he had no more contact with Storey after he told her he couldn’t pick her up the following morning as she requested.

The next day, September 7, the sheriff’s office got another call from the man. He said Storey had called him again asking for him to pick her up in Lobelville.

The man was able to find out that Storey was at 478 Cunningham Ridge and made plans with her to pick her up. All this information was relayed to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office decided that a deputy would pose as the man who had been in contact with Storey.

Storey had never met the man she was talking to and didn’t know what he looked like.

Around 11:10 p.m.,  the deputy posing as the man went to the home on Cunningham Ridge.

Storey met him on the porch and the deputy saw a 6-month-old child inside the home. He then identified himself as a deputy and arrested Storey.

The baby was ok and was released to a legal custodian.

Residents in the home said they met Storey at a McDonalds in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. She told them she needed a ride to Dyersburg. The residents said they were unable to give her a ride, but she could stay at their home until she was able to get one.

Storey was taken to the Perry County Jail. She was charged in Perry County with fugitive of justice.

Storey was in court Thursday in Perry County. She waived extradition which means she can now be sent back to Graves County, Kentucky.

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