RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police in Rapid City say the noncustodial mother of two girls who took the children Tuesday night without permission is facing two counts of first-degree kidnapping.
Police say 22-year-old Alissa Hayes was arrested on the kidnapping counts Wednesday after she and her daughters were found at a Rapid City home. She also faces a drug charge after authorities found a loaded syringe in her purse that later tested positive for methamphetamine.
Police say Hayes took her 6- and 2-year-old daughters during a supervised visitation on Tuesday. Authorities say Hayes’ father, 47-year-old Ronald Hayes, drove the vehicle in which the girls were taken away. He was also arrested on two counts of first-degree kidnapping.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether either suspect has an attorney who could comment on the case.