Amber Alert Off For 5 Houston Siblings

By: Assiciated Press
By: Assiciated Press

A volunteer who was caring for five children who survived Hurricane Katrina and faced kidnapping charges after taking off with the youngsters has been arrested.

Dick DeGeurin, the attorney for 44 year old Rhonda Tavey,
confirmed she was arrested by the FBI while on her way to his
office Thursday. She was being taken to Harris County Jail.

An Amber Alert was issued for the children, two boys and three
girls ranging in age from 3 to 8.
Tavey contends the kids were abandoned.
She says the children's mother had been gone for some time and "caused total chaos" in her house when she came back earlier this summer.

Child Protective Services was taking custody of the children.

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