HOUSTON – On Tuesday, a judge determined that a crime was committed when a 10-year-old boy was taken yesterday.
Nicole Harrison, 30, has been charged with kidnapping after police said she took her ex-girlfriend’s son, sparking an Amber Alert.
Prosecutors said she took her ex-girlfriend’s 10-year-old son to a motel near Greenspoint yesterday without the permission of his mother.
The child’s mother told police her and Harrison had been together for eight years up until five months ago. The child was two years old when the couple got together.
The child’s mother said he called Harrison “dad” all of his life. The child told his mom he missed Harrison and wanted to see her. The mother said she travels a lot for work and was trying to make arrangements for Harrison to keep the child Sunday night at another motel.
The woman told police she gave Harrison $40 so that she could go get the child something to eat or to do something with him, and then drove to Dallas for work at around 5 p.m.
When the woman returned back to the motel in Houston at 4:30 a.m., the woman said her child, most of his belongings and Harrison were gone. The woman said she found a note that said, “We are going to LBJ. Dad is sick.”
The woman said when she checked with the hospital, there were no records indicating that Harrison or the child was there. The woman said she then called police and tried contacting Harrison, but didn’t get an answer.
The woman’s sister said that around 8 a.m. Sunday, Harrison told her that she was “catching a ghost” with the child and getting on a Greyhound, saying the child’s mother is not a good mom.
Officers said they were able to locate the child and Harrison at a nearby motel nearly an hour after tweeting the child was missing. The child is now back home with his mother.
Harrison was out on a felony bond for a controlled substance.
Harrison was ordered not to have any contact with the mother of the child or the child. Her bond has been set at $30,000.