Child Safe, Mother in Custody

11-9-05 - A Durant woman on the run with her seven-month-old baby, was apprehended during a traffic stop in Denton County Wednesday afternoon. The mother and child are now on their way to Decatur, and they are both fine.

The Amber Alert went out Tuesday in both Texas and Oklahoma after Alicia Stephenson disappeared with her son, John Christopher Stephenson, Jr

Police say she took the baby from his custodial grandmother's home in Decatur, Texas, Tuesday afternoon.

Later Tuesday night Stephenson called KXII and told First News that John is safe, and that she intends to return him and turn herself in Wednesday. KXII will be playing portions of the phone conversation during First News at 5.

She would not say where she was, and she said she is not armed or dangerous. She told KXII that she took the baby after an argument with a family member, and actually tried to return him once, but the swarm of officers scared her.


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