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Published on June 21, 2024
North Carolina Woman Suspected in South Carolina Kidnapping Arrested at Mississippi CasinoSource: Facebook/Tunica County Sheriff's Office

Amy Perez, 45, from Union County, North Carolina, was apprehended at a Tunica Casino on Thursday, under suspicion of a violent abduction incident involving a South Carolina mother and her child. The Tunica County Sheriff's Office confirmed the arrest of Perez, who was wanted on charges including attempted murder, kidnapping, impersonating a law enforcement officer, and intimidation of court officials, jurors, or witnesses, as reported by WREG.

The incident, which took place on May 28 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, involved the forceful removal of the female victim and her 8-year-old son from their home, as per WREG. The Chesterfield County Sheriff's, deputies located both victims within hours, with the mother sustaining non-life-threatening injuries, despite, this grueling encounter and being kidnapped under the guise of law enforcement.

Fox13 Memphis stated the victims received new threats from Perez after initially being released on bond, leading to the issuance of warrants for her arrest.

According to Fox13 Memphis, Perez, and her two sons, along with an accomplice, Randy Price, allegedly orchestrated the kidnapping out of jealousy toward her husband's new girlfriend. Chesterfield County Sheriff Cambo Streater described the harsh reality of the ordeal, stating, "The son was not injured, not physically injured," and recounting, "His mother had a stab wound and she was cut with knife." 

The investigation is active and ongoing, with the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office working closely with Chesterfield County law enforcement officials. Authorities have urged anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward and contact the Tunica County Sheriff's Office.