An Amber Alert has been canceled for a missing 6-year-old Florida girl who was found safe in South Georgia.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police stopped Charity Chatman, 39, as she drove through Perry, Georgia, just south of Macon. Chatman’s daughter, Onnika Fisher, was returned safely to Florida authorities, Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said.
An Amber Alert had been issued for Onnika in Florida on Friday night, about 3 hours after the girl was snatched by her mother during a supervised visit at the Jewish Family & Community Services Center in Lakewood, Fla.
Chatman lost custody of Onnika about six weeks ago, around the same time that a Florida woman was granted a TPO restraining order against Chatman citing repeat violence against the woman.
A spokesman for the Department of Children & Families told Jacksonville’s Action News that Chatman said she had gifts in her car for the girl.
As Chatman approached the car with Onnika and a caseworker, Chatman pushed her daughter into the car and drove off.
Chatman has a history of mental illness, according to reports.
Chatman is being held on a charge of interfering with child custody, the AJC and 95.5 FM WSB News/Talk Radio reports.