JACKSON, MISS. – Sarah Lynne Caswell, 33, of Mobile, Ala. has been charged with kidnapping after abducting her two children during a supervised visit on Friday in Pascagoula.
Caswell was taken into custody by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Monday morning near Brookhaven after a deputy spotted the vehicle based on the information issued in the Amber Alert. Caswell’s two children, ages six and two, were recovered and returned to the custody of Mississippi Child Protective Services.
Caswell was charged via a criminal complaint with one count of kidnapping. Caswell is scheduled for an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge John C. Gargiulo at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in United States District Court in Gulfport. If convicted, Caswell faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
Numerous law enforcement agencies assisted with the investigation and search for Caswell to include: Pascagoula Police Department, Mobile (AL) County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Forrest County Sheriff’s Office, Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, FBI Jackson Field Office, FBI Mobile Field Office and several others.
The public is reminded that these charges are merely an accusation, and those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.