SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A woman who was wanted for kidnapping a one-year-old was arrested Monday evening in Spartanburg County.
According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 100 block of Franklin Avenue in reference to locating a wanted woman.
Deputies said Christie Warr Ward, 54, had an active warrant for kidnapping a relative.
The parents of the one-year-old told deputies they asked Ward and her husband to keep the baby while they moved to Missouri and got settled. The plan was for them to pick up the baby on Nov. 4.
On Oct. 12, the mother of the baby got a text message from Ward that said she did not think she was fit to be taking care of the baby, so she was taking custody of the baby and would not let her get custody again.
Once deputies arrived at the scene, they came into contact with her husband, Bobby Glenn Ward, 64, who told deputies he would not answer any of their questions while blocking the front door of the house.
Deputies told Bobby Ward that they could see Christie Ward in the backyard even though he continued to say he did not know where she was.
Deputies placed Bobby Ward in handcuffs and made their way through the house to Christie Ward, who was outside sitting on the ground with the reported missing 1-year-old.
Deputies secured the child and took Christie Ward into custody.
She was charged with kidnapping. He was charged with obstruction or hindering.
Both of them were taken to the Spartanburg County Detention Center. Bobby Ward has been released. Christie Ward remains behind bars without bond.