26 -year-old, Melissa Harriott, the St. James, who appeared before the St. James Parish Court, on Monday, February 25, on charges of Child Stealing, had her bail extended until March 27.
Upon her appearance in court it was mentioned that the case file is not yet completed, so Harriot who is on $350,000 bail and represented by Attorney At Law, Martyn Thomas, was ordered to return to court.
Harriot and her boyfriend were both, taken into custody by the police in Montego Bay, St James, on Sunday morning, January 6, after a stolen three-months-old, baby was found at their home in Norwood.
Reports by the Freeport police are that about 11:00 a.m., a team of officers attached to the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offenses and Child Abuse (CISOCA) received information that 3-months-old, Vemesha Evans, who was kidnapped from her mother Latoya White, on the compound of the Cornwall Regional Hospital was at a premises in Norwood Community.
The police carried out an operation at a house located at a section of Norwood known as Greens, where Harriot was seen in possession of the stolen child.
The accused reportedly stole the child on Friday, January 4, after the child’s mother took her to the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
While on the compound, the baby mother had to visit the restroom, so she asked Harriot to tend to her baby until she returned, but upon her return, her baby and Harriot could not be found.