Parental Abduction

New charges Monday night for a Staunton woman accused of kidnapping her own daughter.

Mary Fritts "had" faced an abduction charge. "Instead" she's now been charged with violation of court-ordered custody.

Police say Fritts took her daughter back in 1994, and kept her on the run for nearly eight years, after a court ordered visitation rights for her husband.

Fritts turned herself in to Staunton police in April.

Because she allegedly took her daughter out of the state, she faces a "felony" charge.

She's out of jail on $25,000 bond.


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