Heafner had been babysitting the child since June 6 while Stanley was working, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release, but when the baby’s mother, Rebecca Lynn Stanley showed up to retrieve the child, Heafner had disappeared.
She is totally going about this the wrong way. Now she's been charged with a felony.
Shelley Lovin Heafner, 62, of Buffalo Shoals Road near Lincolnton, didn’t want to surrender the child after... https://t.co/W19U2aaD2M
When Stanley said she was bringing the child’s father, who was recently released from jail, with her to pick up her daughter, Heafner refused to return the child and left before deputies or the parents arrived, officials said.
When Heafner was located Tuesday, an abduction charge against the grandmother was dropped, and a judge issued an emergency custody order.