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Child missing from Trempealeau County safe, while his mother is arrested



Booking photos made Jan. 25, 2020 and provided by the Stutsman County (N.D.) Correctional Center show Jamey Cleasby, left, and his sister Jessica Cleasby. Authorities in North Dakota arrested Jamey Cleasby, left, and his sister Jessica Cleasby, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2020, wanted in Wisconsin for allegedly kidnapping the woman's toddler son. The two were arrested Sayurday at a motel in Cooperstown in eastern North Dakota, Griggs County Sheriff Wesley Straight said Sunday. (Stutsman County (N.D.) Correctional Center)

Authorities in North Dakota have arrested a woman and her brother wanted in Trempealeau County for allegedly kidnapping the woman’s toddler son.

Jessica Cleasby and 52-year-old Jamey Cleasby were arrested without incident Saturday night after their vehicle was found at a motel in Cooperstown in eastern North Dakota.

Jessica Cleasby’s 1-year-old son was found unharmed in the suspects’ motel room.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office had said on Saturday that the child was missing and endangered but was located safe.

The sheriff of Griggs County, North Dakota, said 34-year-old Jessica Cleasby had lost custody of her son because of drug use.

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