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Erwin twins found safe in Georgia

Posted November 9, 2010

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— Seven-year-old Erwin twins who had been missing since a Halloween visit with their father have been found unharmed in Georgia, police said Tuesday.

The twins' mother, Susan Boggs, told police she took them to Alvin Allen, 49, with whom she had shared custody. When he did not return the children as arranged, she called police.

According to Erwin police, a Georgia state trooper spotted Allen's vehicle southbound on Interstate 95 Tuesday, about 60 miles north of the Florida state line.

He was wanted on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and neglect for taking the children without their asthma medication.

Alyssa Ann Allen and Alex James Allen were unharmed, and their mother was on the way to meet them Tuesday afternoon, police said. The children were in the custody of Social Services.

Boggs told WRAL News that she planned to go in front of a judge on Wednesday morning to get custody of the children.

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  • Proud Black Constitutionalist Nov 10, 2010

    How ignorant! With the number of people without jobs, losing jobs or jobs that actually PAY it's extremely easy for hard-working man to be unable to pay child support.

    Don't have them; unless, you can afford them. I'm tired of feeding everybody elses kids.

  • Mugu Nov 10, 2010

    I am willing to bet that the mother ends up in jail or od'ing real soon.

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  • fatchanceimwrong Nov 10, 2010

    @Fat Chance:

    Father's side? There is no side. He had visitation & failed to bring them back at the approved time. Also crossed state lines with children he does NOT have physical custody of. There's nothing more to know." - ****pwned

    Yes the father has a side..he is the kids' father.

    Perhaps he decided that he wanted the kids to spend a longer time with him and possibly went out of town to visit relatives. This is a disagreement between 2 estranged parents. Do the mother's wishes always trump the father's in a disagreement?

    Being he's the kids' father, and without a court order in place at the time, he has just as much right as the mother to make decisions for them. And it does appear he has physical custody of them. Not legal custody since it's not been determined, but he has the right to phsycal custody..he's their father.

    There's much more to know. Don't have much experience with this stuff do you?

  • sunneyone Nov 10, 2010

    He should have taken them back at the appointed time.

    She should have made him aware of their medical condition and made sure they had medication with them.

  • Butterfly Nov 10, 2010

    "Father's side? There is no side. He had visitation & failed to bring them back at the approved time. Also crossed state lines with children he does NOT have physical custody of. There's nothing more to know."

    Let's talk about the fact that the mother dropped the kids off and failed to bring asthma medication for her children nor did she tell the father his kids have asthma. Sounds like neglect on the Mother's part to me. What a child/person can't have an asthma attack in 3 hrs...really? Have you ever rushed someone to the ER scared to death because they were blue due to asthma? Do not preach about this woman as a saint when she too put her children at risk!! How many times did these children spend time with their father and asthma meds were never brought to their fathers house. Shame on Mommy!!!! Also there was NO custody order in place at the time he took those children, only after the fact. What if SHE took the kids out of state, would she have been charged? Probably Not...SMH

  • fatchanceimwrong Nov 10, 2010

    How fair is this? I divorced and asked for joint custody, 50/50. I'm stable, employed and an involved father. NC court says it's in the best interest of the kids to have a stable home with their mom and visitation with me. I get to pay around a grand a month in child support. My ex remarries and her husband has no kids to support. So now they've got 2 incomes coming into the household plus around a grand a month extra from me. They get all the tax deductions, I get none. The courts assertion is that her new husband has no financial responsibility to care for my kids, but at the same time the court says that he gets to have them live under his roof quite a bit more than I do. I've chosen to live single and focus on my kids, and it's quite expensive to live single with only one paycheck to cover it all, and that's after almost a grand is taken off the top. No, this is not a fair system.

  • pwned Nov 10, 2010

    @Fat Chance:

    Father's side? There is no side. He had visitation & failed to bring them back at the approved time. Also crossed state lines with children he does NOT have physical custody of. There's nothing more to know.

  • pwned Nov 10, 2010

    YES! The system needs to be revamped! I know of a "mother" who didn't raise her child but had the father in court. HIS GRANDMOTHER raised his son and he sent money directly to his Grandmother & son all 18 years of his life rather than sending it through child support and his son's mom getting it when she wasn't doing anything for her son. There needs to be some group that investigates reports of fraud & doesn't just take the word of some woman who goes into court portraying the loving attentive mother. And since so many jobs do credit checks now ... his father had about 3+ years of being unable to get a job that would pay him to live & pay sufficient child support so he was continuously being hauled into court threated with jail time for non-payment. NO MAN SHOULD GO TO JAIL BECAUSE OF HIS CHILD(REN)!!!

  • pwned Nov 10, 2010

    @teddybear:

    Just because you've watched her kids at daycare doesn't mean you know what goes on in the home, behind closed doors or away from other people's prying ears/eyes. Don't assume she's a great Mom ... just as no one should assume their Dad is a horrible man.

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