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Mother Jailed for Taking Her Own Baby
March 27, 2010 permalink
Mother Samantha Lynn Folan is in jail charged with two felonies for taking her own baby daughter, Rylee Alexann Folan. Child protectors had placed the girl with her great-grandmother in Roseville Michigan.
Trio arraigned in child’s kidnapping
ROSEVILLE — The 20-year-old mother who abducted her infant daughter from protective custody on March 24 is now being held on $1.5 million bond.
During arraignment March 26 before 39th District Court Judge Marco Santia, Samantha Lynn Folan was charged with one count of unlawful imprisonment and one count of conspiracy to unlawful imprisonment, both 15-year felonies.
Her boyfriend, 18-year-old Ryan Frederick of Clinton Township, is being held on $2 million bond after being charged with one count of kidnapping-child enticement and one count of conspiracy to unlawful imprisonment.
A third suspect, 25-year-old Michael Payne of Three Rivers, was also charged with kidnapping and conspiracy to unlawful imprisonment.
On March 24, Folan snatched 10-month-old Rylee Alexann Folan from the baby’s great-grandmother’s home in Roseville, then drove with Frederick to Payne’s home in Three Rivers. Following tips generated by an Amber Alert, State Police, FBI agents and local police found Rylee unharmed the next afternoon.
Roseville Deputy Chief James Berlin said several tips led police to Payne’s home.
“A tipster who had seen the Amber Alert and was concerned for the safety of the child notified the Roseville police that Frederick and Folan may be in the company of a friend of Frederick’s,” Berlin said.
He noted that with the help of agents from the Clinton Township office of the FBI, Michigan State Troopers, Three Rivers police and detectives from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, surveillance was set up on the home where they were suspected to be staying.
Shortly after, officers entered the house, recovered Rylee and arrested the three without incident.
Police had feared for Rylee’s safety, saying that the girl’s mother and Frederick are addicted to illegal drugs and had no means of properly caring for a child. Folan was to have her parental rights terminated at a court hearing April 6.
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Source: C and G News