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Cumberland mother charged after falsely reporting girl missing

Posted March 14, 2013

— A Hope Mills mother was charged Thursday morning after investigators say she reported her daughter missing shortly after dropping her off at day care, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Karra Shanae Jones, 23, of 5467 Muscat Road, was charged with child endangerment, driving while impaired and misuse of the 911 communications system.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said Jones called 911 shortly before 8:30 a.m. to report her 5-year-old daughter missing. She said the girl was taken from her car while she was inside a Kangaroo convenience store at the corner of Camden and Natal roads in Fayetteville.

Another child was still in the car unharmed.

Deputies and a K-9 team began searching for the girl, who was found a short time later at a local day care center. Investigators said Jones had dropped the child off there minutes before calling 911.

Tanna also said Jones was driving under the influence while both children were in the car. 


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  • airbornemonty Mar 14, 2013

    Is there anyone to blame for these women pulling stunts like this? Of course we can, let us blame the court for being so weak and afraid to hit the nail on the head.

    If they were sentenced to several years in the pokey and make to pay for the investigation I believe that it would put a stop to the shenanigans.

  • gingerlynn Mar 14, 2013

    I am sure the day care was funded by taxpayers and not by her actually going to "work". She had more partying to do.

  • mom2allstar Mar 14, 2013

    I guess she won't be up for Mother of the Year Award. Can't believe how some moms (and dads) treat their own children with such carelessness.

  • Scubagirl Mar 14, 2013

    "I can't keep up with my keys half the time, much less 3 kids. Poor Mother. This is what happens when we load our lives so full of stress and material things. We should all slow down and be grateful for the things we have sometime.girlwonders"

    You KIDDING right? Hoping you read the story again after posting this. Why would you feel sorry for someone who is so 'under the influence' that she would do something like this?

    No sympathy from me.

  • Terkel Mar 14, 2013

    Stoned at 8:30 in the morning?

  • TriangleMommy Mar 14, 2013

    Wait a sec, she was drunk when it was time to take her kids to day care? And so drunk she did not know she had already dropped one child off? Just think folks, it wasn't even happy our yet - she had a lot more drinking to do! SCARY

  • Life_Aint_Always_Beautiful Mar 14, 2013

    What in the world is wrong with people? Poor children.

  • OleNCNative Mar 14, 2013

    She must have been under the influence of some serious drugs.

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 14, 2013

    Ah, so here is the rest of the story....

  • computer trainer Mar 14, 2013

    Sounds like this Mom needs to NOT be a mom. Driving under the influence with two precious children in the car??