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Union County mother charged with abducting her child

Posted December 19, 2010 6:05 p.m. EST

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.