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Missing 1-year-old Arkansas girl found safe in Arizona

June 6, 2018

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — A 1-year-old girl allegedly abducted from Arkansas in a custody battle last month has been found safe in northeastern Arizona.

Navajo County Sheriff’s officials announced Wednesday that the child’s mother and grandmother have been arrested on suspicion of custodial interference.

Authorities say a court in Arkansas’ Lonoke County granted custody of Indiana Tarter to her biological father on May 1.

Navajo County Sheriff’s deputies were notified Tuesday that the girl reported missing May 31 may be in the Holbrook area.

Holbrook police found the child in a hotel room with her 42-year-old mother Heather Tarter.

The girl has been turned over to the Department of Child Safety in Flagstaff.

Heather Tarter and her 66-year-old mother Jeri Dianna Tarter are being held without bond in the county jail on felony warrants.

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