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SC toddler found in NC after Amber Alert

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Haley Briggs (left) and Megan Briggs (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) Haley Briggs (left) and Megan Briggs (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division)
SUMMERVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A 2-year-old South Carolina girl was found safe in the mountains of North Carolina after a statewide Amber Alert was issued Thursday.

Summerville police said that Haley Briggs was taken by her mother, 19-year-old Megan Briggs, from the home of the child's adoptive grandparents, according to WCSC-TV. The Amber Alert was issued just before 11 a.m.

Just after 1 p.m., officials canceled the Amber Alert after the child and her mother were found in Haywood County, NC.

Haywood County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Larry Bryson said that Megan Briggs drove to Haywood County because her dad lives there. He said that the woman's father took her and the toddler to the hospital to be checked on for mental issues. He said that the father then told security guards at the hospital that his daughter had taken the child.

Deputies arrived at the hospital a short time later and arrested Megan Briggs and placed Haley Briggs in the custody of the Department of Social Services.

Megan Briggs was charged with being a fugitive from justice and larceny. She was being held in jail on $50,000 bond, where she awaits extradition to South Carolina.

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