A Missouri mother and her wife have been charged with interfering with police custody in the disappearance of three young boys last month.
Court documents say Brittany Barnes and Ceairah Beverly picked up the three boys from their grandmother’s house for an unsupervised visitation on March 23, KOLR reported.
Grandmother Audrey Beverly is guardian to 10-year-old Ryder Green; Resean Green, 9; and Ramello Green, 8. Barnes and Ceairah Beverly picked up the boys to take them to a scheduled court appearance that day, but neither they nor the children showed up, prompting the court to begin looking for them.
Investigators believe they are in the Tucson, Arizona area where Barnes’ mother, Shelby Tackett-Barnes, lives.
Tackett-Barnes initially told police she knew the whereabouts of her daughter and the children, but she stopped cooperating when she learned the children would be returned to Missouri and placed in the custody of the police. ‘State. Police reports indicate that she has since told investigators that she did not know where the children were and that she had limited contact with Barnes, that the children were not in Arizona and that her daughter was going ” prosecute everyone for taking their children away”. and that Barnes had broken no laws and was now a resident of Arizona.
Investigators said that on March 31, the child food stamp card was used in Queen Creek, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix.
Court records indicate that Barnes, the children’s biological mother, and Beverly lost custody of the children in January due to allegations of drug use, criminal activity, lack of supervision and lack of school attendance.
Ramello is described as 4ft 3in tall and weighing 74lbs; Resean is 4-foot-4 and weighs 77 pounds; and Ryder is 4-foot-9 and 116 pounds. All three boys have brown hair and eyes.
The two women are both 30 years old. Beverly is 5ft 2in and weighs 170lbs with brown hair and eyes. Barnes is 5ft 7in and weighs 130lbs with brown hair and blue eyes.
Missouri authorities said Arizona agencies and the FBI were helping with the case.
Anyone with information is asked to dial immediately 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Springfield, Missouri Police Department at 417-864-1810.
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[Featured image: Ryder, Resean, and Ramello Green/Springfield Police Department]