Mother, son face abduction charges

Published 3:43 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A 52-year-old Phenix mother and her 25-year-old son face felony charges of abduction and conspiracy to commit a felony after police say they unlawfully transported his 4-year-old daughter to New Jersey.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Dylan Richardson is charged with parental abduction and conspiracy to commit a felony, while his mother, Jacqueline McKenna, is charged with abduction and kidnapping and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Richardson was arrested on Dec. 2 while McKenna was arrested Dec. 8, according to the sheriff’s office.

“Supposedly Dylan was not supposed to be around the child unsupervised,” a police spokesman said.

“Grandmother had custody, not (Richardson’s) mother, but the ex-wife’s mother had custody. One grandma let the child go with the other grandma, and somehow it ended up with Dylan and (McKenna) … They ended up with the child. They were supposed to go to Social Services. From what I was told, Social Services was going to do a drug test on (Richardson) and he freaked out and left.”

The two “took off to New Jersey with the child … They made it all the way to New Jersey,” the spokesman said.

The incident allegedly took place Nov. 9.

“Dylan had family in New Jersey. Dylan turned himself in and was arrested on Nov. 15 in New Jersey,” police said. “Social Services went to New Jersey, picked the child up and has custody at this time. (McKenna) was arrested several days later.”

Both McKenna and Richardson were transported back to the Charlotte County Jail, and were released on bond.MCKENIAN-JAQ RICHARDSON,-DY