Sheriff: Woman, brother arrested in North Dakota with missing toddler

Updated 3:30 p.m. on January 26, 2019

TREMPEALEAU COUNTY, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in North Dakota have arrested a woman and her brother wanted in Wisconsin for allegedly kidnapping the woman's toddler son.

Authorities say 34-year-old Jessica Cleasby and 52-year-old Jamey Cleasby were arrested without incident Saturday night after their vehicle was found at a motel in Cooperstown in eastern North Dakota.

Jessica Cleasby's 1-year-old son was found unharmed in the suspects' motel room.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office in western Wisconsin had said the child, Sawyer Jacobs, was missing and endangered but was located safe.

The sheriff of Griggs County, North Dakota, says Jessica Cleasby had lost custody of her son because of drug use.


TREMPEALEAU COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing and endangered toddler.

Sawyer Jacobs, 1½ years old, was last seen on Thursday morning in Eleva, Wisconsin.

Sawyer may be with any of the following family members: Jessica Cleasby, Scott Jacobs, Delores Cleasby, or Jamey Cleasby.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 715-538-4351.

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