Mother, child found in Florida

Mother, child found in Florida
Mother, child found in Florida | Michael and Trista Canady

Michael and Trista Canady

A search for a young mother who apparently took off with her four-year-old son Halloween night concluded Monday afternoon.
According to information provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, authorities were seeking 25-year-old Trista Canady and her son Michael of Martin.
Weakley County Sheriff’s investigator Marty Plunk said he didn’t believe the child was in any danger because Canady is the non-custodial, biological mother of the child. A custodial interference warrant was issued for Canady.
Earlier this year, Michael was placed in the temporary care of his grandmother, Canady’s mother, and Canady was granted reasonable and liberal visitation, according to Plunk.
Michael and Canady resided with Canady’s mother.
Plunk said the department was seeking Canady and the child as she needed guidance in how to properly regain parental rights.
By statute, a custodial interference charge would be dismissed upon placement of a child.
Plunk reported Monday afternoon the child and mother were found safe in Palm Bay, Fla. and the grandmother was en route to pick the child up from Florida.
Plunk said once the child was placed, Canady’s charge of custodial interference would be dismissed. The outcome now lies with Michael’s guardian, his grandmother, as to which course of action to follow.

WCP 11.08.11

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