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Pine Bluff woman arrested for alleged custodial interference

by Steven Mross | September 16, 2023 at 4:03 a.m.
Amanda Nicole Davis-Holmes - Submitted photo

A Pine Bluff woman was arrested on a felony warrant Thursday stemming from allegations she removed two juvenile family members from Hillcrest Children's Home against court orders in May.

Amanda Nicole Davis-Holmes, 42, was taken into custody shortly after 4 p.m. on a charge of interference with court-ordered custody, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. She was released a few hours later on a $3,500 bond and is set to appear Sept. 26 in Garland County District Court.

According to the probable cause affidavit, on May 26, Hot Springs police responded to Hillcrest, 2325 Malvern Ave., regarding two runaway juveniles.

They made contact with a Department of Human Services caseworker who advised that a Hillcrest employee had seen a known suspect, identified as Davis-Holmes, who is a known family member to the two juveniles, arrive in a black SUV, pick up the two juveniles and then drive away.

The affidavit notes both juveniles were in the custody of the Department of Human Services and were court-ordered to be at Hillcrest per Jefferson County Circuit Court.

It was noted Davis-Holmes has made attempts in the past to take possession of the juveniles from recent foster parents and from the Hillcrest facility.

On May 27, shortly before noon, a Grant County Sheriff's deputy made a traffic stop in Sheridan where the driver was identified as Davis-Holmes and the two juveniles were located in the vehicle.

The deputies took custody of the two juveniles, but Davis-Holmes was released at that time. Hot Springs police later obtained a warrant for her arrest on the interference charge.

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