Woman arrested in abduction incident

Published 12:26 pm Monday, May 18, 2020

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Suffolk Police arrested a woman after an investigation into an abduction and kidnapping incident that occurred on Friday.

The incident happened about 10:07 a.m. Friday. A woman called police to report she was told by the father of a male juvenile that another woman, known to them, had just abducted the child and was walking in the area of the 100 block of South Fourth Street, according to a city press release.

Officers made contact with the woman walking with the child. They determined she was allegedly intoxicated, the press release stated. “During the course of the interaction, she became belligerent with officers and also physically assaulted an officer,” the press release stated.

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The child was not injured, and the officer did not require medical treatment.

Shelia Shakera Scott, 27, is charged with abduction and kidnapping, assault and battery of a police officer or firefighter, and public intoxication. She is being held at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

The investigation remains ongoing, and additional charges may be filed.