In crazy news of the day, Javeele Thomas stole the baby she was a sitter for then convinced her boyfriend the stolen baby was his.
After losing her own child this past October, Thomas kidnapped 4-month-old Jalayia Gonzalez from her Nashville, Tennessee home. The child was in her care at the time of the incident.
According to WJHL, after Gonzalez’s mother was unable to contact Javeele Thomas, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an endangered missing child alert for the pair. Hours after the alert was issued on Sunday, the two were found in a vehicle driven by Thomas’s boyfriend, 280 miles south of Nashville in Lineville, Alabama.
According to Lineville Police Chief Monty Giddens, Javeele told her boyfriend that the baby was his, so they fled to Alabama to show his family. The boyfriend was spared from any charges, as he was misled about the ordeal. But Thomas wasn’t so lucky. The 22-year-old was charged with second-degree kidnapping and was released on a $20,000 bond.
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