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Amber Alert ends; charges filed against mother

Apr 12, 2020 By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer

The Friday-afternoon Amber Alert asking Fremont County residents to search for a Dodge truck containing missing children has been resolved.

Wyoming Highway Patrol announced that the children were found late Friday evening. They were found in Colorado, where the Amber Alert also was active.

According to a Fremont County Sheriff's Office announcement, 30-year-old Stacia Potter-Norris took her own children - of whom she did not have legal custody. Four children aged 14, 11, 6, and 5 were "under an active protective custody tribal court order," the statement reads.

They were last seen April 5, in Riverton.

Authorities believed Potter-Norris may have been heading to California in a dark grey 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, possibly pulling a 2015 brown and white Heart camper.

Charges filed

Potter-Norris was charged by the Fremont County Attorney's office Friday, with interference with custody.

Because she is the children's mother, the felony charge is punishable by up to two years in prison, rather than the five years faced by non-parental defendants under the same allegations.

Fremont County Undersheriff Mike Hutchison could not be reached for comment by press time Saturday.

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