Summerville infant abduction perplexes

McKenia Braelyn Wright

Jasmine Layre WrightUpdate 2: McKenia Wright has her child back and is now left perplexed as to why Jasmine Wright had taken the child. The mother suggested she took the child so she could sneak out of the house.

Jasmine shared a room with the infant and likely couldn't leave home without waking the child, so she brought McKenia with her.

The Post and Courier quotes the child's mother as saying about her relationship with her cousin Jasmine Wright:
Everything yesterday (Saturday) was normal. I've not had any problems with that child. She is a sweet girl, that's why I'm kind of confused about why she's done what she's done.

Police used cell phone records to track down the pair of girls.

Update 1 (7:01 pm June 22): Jasmine Wright arrested; Amber Alert for Summerville infant canceled
Jasmine Wright, the infant's cousin, has been has been arrested, and the Amber Alert has been canceled.

ABC News 4 reports:
Shortly before six police found the vehicle on Rivers Avenue near the Naval Base. Both McKenia and Jasmine were inside. They are both safe and now back at home. The teenager is facing charges of kidnapping and auto theft.

Also, The State adds this:
McKenia Wright, her mother, and Jasmine Wright were all spending the night together at 308 Mendenhall Road in Summerville, according to a spokeswoman with the State Law Enforcement Division. When the mother woke up at about 9 a.m., her car, her baby and Jasmine Wright were gone.

Original post: An Amber Alert has been issued for McKenia Braelyn Wright, a one-year old girl.

She was last seen at 4 p.m. at 308 Mendenhall Road, Summerville (map is below). The child is 11 months old, black, 20 inches tall, weighs 21 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes and has pierced ears. She was wearing a white short one piece with red bib.

The female suspect, Jasmine Layre Wright, is 13 years old, black, is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, has a ponytail, brown eyes, has pierced ears and may have ribbons in her hair. Authorities say she was driving a white 2006 Ford Escape, with a tag number 528UXZ and there should be a "pink baby head band on rear view mirror."

If you have information, contact:
Sherry Williams
Corporal, Summerville Police Department
(843) 875-1650, (843) 851-4116

Will update with more information as it comes.

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