Jonesboro Police are investigating two incidents that occurred earlier today where a woman appeared to be trying to take a juvenile female from a public area. In both incidents, she grabbed the juveniles by the arm as if to lead them away, but in both instances, the mothers of the children stepped in and stopped her. At this time, it is not clear her actual intent.
The suspect made statements at the scene of both incidents indicating that she believed the children to be in danger of being kidnapped and said she was just trying to protect them. The suspect, 39 yr old Melanie Carter of Marked Tree, is being held on felony charges of Interference with Child Custody under a one million collar bond at the CCDC.
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