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Union County mother charged with abducting her child

Posted December 19, 2010

Amber Alert

— A Union County mother accused of abducting her infant daughter was arrested Saturday night.

An Amber Alert was issued for 5-month-old Ashuari Nyashia Rushing, of Marshville, at midnight Friday and canceled around 2 a.m. Saturday, when authorities found the child unharmed.

Melissa Ann Rushing, 23, was still at large when Ashuari was found.

She was arrested around 10 p.m. Saturday at a house on Forest Lane in Monroe and charged with abduction of children. She is currently being held in the Union County Jail.


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  • djcnty8 Dec 20, 2010

    Some how my first post did not make it on here. it is going to be interesting to see how this stroy plays out. I am kind of curious about this charge because the child is only 5 months old. Why was she charged in the first place?

  • tobywilliamson58 Dec 20, 2010

    Another example on how not to post a story WRAL! Think maybe you could say why she wasn't suppose to have custody in the first place!

  • just my2cents Dec 20, 2010

    what a winner we have here.

  • Hater like Darth Vader Dec 20, 2010

    seems like exactly what I want to pay taxes to have my police doing. Tracking down a mother who "kidnapped" her own daughter. Protect and Serve baby!

  • lindacambell Dec 20, 2010

    OMG I thought she was at least 43 too Gingerlynn and to have already lost a 5-month-old is really saying something.


  • Groovy Dec 20, 2010

    She looks 43 and how do you abduct your own child. She must be a real winner to have already lost custody of a 5-month-old.

  • gingerlynn Dec 20, 2010

    Wow, she is only 23?