A mother from South Ogden, Utah who allegedly kidnapped her 4-year-old son was found and arrested in Lincoln County.
Taryn Pearce, 38, was supposed to hand the child over to the father following a court order that was issued Monday, April 4. However police say Pearce fled with the child. A warrant was then issued for her arrest.
While following up on leads police learned that Pearce had been transported to an address in La Barge, Wyoming. When Wyoming officials were contacted they were able to locate and take Pearce into the custody. The 4-year-old child was also found in good health.
Pearce was booked into the Lincoln County Jail for child kidnapping, a first-degree felony. She will be extradited back to Utah.
During the course of the investigation police found that Pearce’s boyfriend, Christopher Merino, was involved. He was also arrested for kidnapping.