GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff's Office have located the 4-year-old girl after they say that her non-custodial mother kidnapped her from a supervised visit on Tuesday.
The Sheriff's Office said in a tweet that 36-year-old Laquita Armstrong-Cavin was staying at a motel in San Antonio, Texas, and with the help of the San Antonio Police Department, she was arrested after 7 p.m. on Dec. 1.
Zora Armstrong was found unharmed and given to Children's Services in Texas, KCSO says.
The Kent County Prosecutor's Office authorized a warrant for Kidnapping - Custodial Interference, which is a one-year felony.
Armstrong-Cavin's extradition to Michigan is pending while Children Services is also working to get Zora back to Michigan for her proper care.
Police say 36-year-old Laquita Armstrong-Cavin had arranged a supervised visit to shop with her daughter, 4-year-old Zora Armstrong, at the Walmart on Alpine Ave around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The two fled the Walmart in a vehicle and have not been seen until now.
The sheriff's office says they are investigating this as a parental kidnapping. However, no threats were made and the vehicle they left in is currently unknown, meaning it does not qualify for an Amber Alert.
Laquita is a resident of Muskegon.
If you have information that could help to move the investigation forward, please call the KCSO at 616-632-6125, or call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 to report information safely and anonymously.