SUMMERVILLE — Two-year-old Haley Briggs has been found safe in North Carolina hours after authorities say she was abducted from her grandparents' home by her mother.
Haywood County (N.C.) authorities have 19-year-old Megan Marie Briggs in custody about 25 miles west of Asheville, Summerville Police Capt. Jon Rogers said.
“Everybody's OK,” Rogers said.
The State Law Enforcement Division issued an Amber Alert shortly before 10 a.m. Haley was reportedly abducted from her grandparents' home at 122 High Bridge Road in Summerville early Thursday.
Robert Briggs said Megan, 19, is his biological granddaughter but he and his wife Mary Jane adopted her at a young age and raised her as their daughter. They have custody of Haley and recently kicked Megan out of the house, he said.
Robert Briggs said Megan sneaked into the house, took Haley and also stole the keys to their car, $20 from his wallet and a digital camera. He said Megan showed up at a friend's house with Haley about 4 a.m. Robert Briggs said he noticed Haley and the car were missing about 7:30 a.m.
Rogers said Megan Briggs will face charges of burglary in the first degree, kidnapping and grand larceny.