Non-Custodial Parent Charged with Kidnapping Seven-Year-Old Son

September 18, 2023
By: Dwayne Page

A kidnapping charge has been brought against the mother of a child who was reported missing last week which prompted a TBI Endangered Child alert.

28-year-old Sarah Tiana Harrison of Gainesboro was arrested Thursday by the Smithville Police Department on the kidnapping charge. Her bond is $18,000 and she will appear in DeKalb County General Sessions Court September 28.

According to the affidavit of complaint “On September 13, 2023 at approximately 1 p.m. Sarah Tiana Harrison did abduct Jameson Ferrell, her seven year old son from his home on West Broad Street in Smithville. Harrison does not have custody of Jameson and per court order is to have no contact with him. Full custody had been given to Jameson’s father David,” the complaint states.

Hours after the TBI Endangered Child Alert was issued for Jameson last week, an updated alert reported that Jameson had been found safe in Byrdstown.

The case was investigated by Lieutenant Detective James Cornelius of the Smithville Police Department.

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