Newborn taken in custody dispute found safe at Orlando mall
Parents of 4-month-old girl lost custody after arrest on drug charges
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Florida couple were arrested Saturday after deputies said they defied a court order and tried to flee the state with their 4-month-old daughter. The pair had lost custody of the girl after being arrested on drug charges earlier this week.
Deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Chole Wall, 18, Elliott Singleton, 26, and their daughter Skylah Singleton were found at a shopping mall in Orlando. Deputies said Skylah appeared to be healthy.
Deputies said Wall and Singleton were arrested Tuesday on drug charges after a traffic stop. Deputies said Skylah was in the car with the couple at the time of their arrest. Deputies said they found prescription pills and paraphernalia used to smoke crack cocaine inside the car.
After their arrest, the Florida Department of Children and Families determined that Skylah should be taken into the state's care. However, Singleton and Wall did not cooperate with DCF and fled with the child after their release from jail, deputies said.
Early Saturday, deputies arrested Wall's mother, 44-year-old Jennifer Wall. Jennifer Wall is accused of misleading deputies about her daughter and granddaughter's whereabouts. Deputies said Jennifer Wall drove Singleton and Chloe Wall to Orlando and provided them with supplies. Authorities believe that Chloe Wall and Singleton were headed out of state, possibly to New York state.
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