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Savannah Missing Mom & Child Found In New Orleans

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SAVANNAH, GA -

A Savannah mother who failed to return her daughter to the father after a custodial visit on May 16th has been located and arrested.

Detectives say 31-year-old Marcelle Jefferies was taken into custody during a routine traffic stop in New Orleans Thursday night.

Jefferies is in jail awaiting extradition back to Savannah. She faces charges of interference of custody and theft by receiving an automobile. Additional charges are also pending. 

Her children, 2-year-old Gracie Lynn and infant daughter are okay and in the custody of the DFACs. Savannah Chatham Metro says the father has full custody of Gracie Lynn.

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