Missing Harrison County children found in Liberty

Staff report

LIBERTY

Two children were recovered in the township a few hours after they were reported missing Monday.

Police said a missing 2-year-old and 3-year-old from Harrison County were found during a routine traffic stop early Tuesday.

Police said Christy L. Feher, 27, of Cadiz, Ohio, took the children from a Walmart in Harrison County about 10:30 p.m. Monday. Feher was then pulled over for driving erratically near Belmont and Darlington avenues in Liberty about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.

The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office said Feher had accompanied the children and their mother while buying diapers Monday. Officers said the mother went in to get diapers and returned 20 to 30 minutes later and found Feher had left with her two children.

When township police pulled Feher over, they said she seemed confused and admitted having mental-health issues. According to reports, the children were sleeping in the back seat, but both appeared neglected with heavily soiled diapers. Police said both children were taken to ValleyCare Northside Medical Center for examination.

Feher faces two counts of child endangerment.

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