Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announces 10-year-old Amirah Watson and her mother, 41-year-old Tynesha Brooks, have been found safe.
The U.S. Marshals South East Regional Fugitive Task Force; the U.S. Marshals, District of South Carolina; the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division and the Richland County Sheriff’s Fugitive Task Force assisted in the arrest of Brooks, who was found with Amirah at the home of a relative in Atlanta, Ga., on March 19, around 8:30 a.m. Both were at the home by themselves.
Brooks was arrested on a warrant out of Dillon County on charges of not returning a child within 72 hours per custody order. She will be extradited to Dillon County. Amirah is being returned to her father who lives in North Carolina and has primary custody.
Amirah was last seen on Jan. 31 in Dillon County, when her mother — a Richland County citizen — picked her up for the weekend. Brooks was expected to return Amirah on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Additional details were not immediately available.