Mother charged after fake kidnapping call

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Jennifer Thompson, arrested

Jennifer Thompson, accused in child deprivation case

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A mother is in jail and her child is in the care of a relative after an unusual situation at an Augusta hotel.

Richmond County deputies say Jennifer Ann Thompson claimed her son, Jeremiah, had been kidnapped by his uncle. Investigators say Thompson told them she left the child with a woman named Sydnie but was unable to give anymore information about Sydnie.

Upon further questioning, deputies say Thompson admitted to taking two Norcos, which are used to relieve severe pain. Investigators were able to track down Sydnie at the Travel Lodge hotel. The Sheriff's Office says the child was in her care, healthy and unharmed. Deputies say Sydnie told them Thompson asked her to watch the child while she went to smoke crack.

Investigators arrested Thompson and took her to the Richmond County Jail. She is charged with deprivation of a minor. Deputies called DFACS, who took custody of the child and released him to his grandmother.


Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.


Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.


WRDW.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 172829931 - wrdw.com/a?a=172829931