Two abducted children who had been missing from Missouri for almost a year were found in a central Florida grocery store with their "non-custodial mother," who was taken into police custody, authorities said.
Kristi Gilley was arrested last Wednesday on an out-of-state fugitive warrant. Court records show Gilley, 36, remained in jail on Sunday.
High Springs police officers found Gilley and the two children in a Winn Dixie super market after running a routine vehicle tag check that indicated the vehicle's owner was a fugitive, the High Springs Police Department said in a news release. High Springs is located about 22 miles northwest of Gainesville, Florida.
The children had been missing from Clay County, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, since last March.
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The High Springs Police Department said the children were turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families and would be reunited with family members in Missouri.
Gilley's court-appointed lawyer from the local public defender's office didn't respond to an emailed inquiry on Sunday.