Grandparents charged with kidnapping 2-year-old

FRANKLIN COUNTY (KSDK) – A grandmother and step-grandfather are charged with kidnapping after admitting they didn't intend to return their 2-year-old non-custodial granddaughter to her rightful guardians following a weekend visit.

An endangered person advisory was issued late Sunday night for 2-year-old Ellanah Spear. She had been visiting Franklin County with her grandparents from Kentucky.

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Those grandparents – identified as Coleen Jones, 38, and Scott Jones, 45 – contacted Spear's mother and told her they didn't plan on returning her to her custodial grandparents.

The child was found unharmed and will return to her custodial grandparents.

Coleen Jones is charged with interference with custody, and Scott Jones has been charged with felony kidnapping.

No additional information was immediately available.


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