Grandma charged with kidnapping 3 boys

Connie Sanders
Connie Sanders

(WSPA) — Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright says three boys reported missing by their mother have been found safe in Rutherford County.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff Wright said authorities were searching for the young boys and their grandmother.

The grandmother was identified as 49-year-old Connie Sanders. Deputies say she will face three counts of kidnapping.

Sherita Richardson, the boys’ mother, told reporters that the boys and Sanders traveled with her to Spartanburg County on Tuesday. The Rutherford County mother said she had an appointment at Virginia College.

Richardson said she was applying for classes when she learned that her mother had left with her sons – Rashid, 8; Jushaunn, 7; and 6-year-old Jahleel.

Several hours after a news conference was held to announce their disappearance, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said the children had been located in good health in Rutherford County.

Deputies say Sanders was arrested on the scene for kidnapping.

She was extradited from the Rutherford County jail to Spartanburg County Friday. Sanders was given a $30,000 PR bond and has posted bail.




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