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Mother transported back to Mamou on kidnapping charge

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Mamou Police transported Elaine Freeman to the city’s jail last Monday. Officers Brandon Stagg and Phyllis Soileau escorted Freeman into the jail to be booked. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

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One week after Elaine Freeman abducted 12-year old Jalon Bradley from Mamou High School, the Mamou Police Department transported the 34-year old back to Mamou from Hinds County, Mississippi where she was being held by law enforcement.
Freeman, who is Bradley’s non-custodial parent, picked her son up from school Tuesday, April 26, and left for Jackson, MS without permission from Bradley’s father.
Police were able to locate Freeman and Bradley the following day in Jackson.
On the day that the abduction took place Louisiana State Police released a statement saying that Bradley was “believed to be in imminent danger.” However, when located, Bradley was found unharmed.
The MPD traveled to MS last Thursday to pick up the child and transport him back home to his father in Mamou.
Freeman was booked in Mamou’s jail on Monday, May 2, for simple kidnapping, and then transported to the parish jail. Her bond hearing is set for today.
Also in connection with this crime, Keyana Freeman and Daphne Fontenot were arrested on April 29, 2016.
Keyana has been charged with obstruction of justice and was released from jail on a $25,000.00 bond, while Fontenot has been charged with criminal trespassing and simple kidnapping and has been released from jail on a $51,000.00 bond.

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