Mother charged with helping daughter hide from law enforcement

Investigators searched for the girl for several months in 2017 and say the mother is indicted for helping her hide in another state.

Posted: Aug 3, 2018 1:45 PM

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The search for a missing teenager last year in Booneville ended when she was found last December.

Now her mother is charged with helping her avoid investigators who were looking for her.

Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey says Dana Maria Morgan, 37, has been charged with hindering a prosecution.

He says Morgan misled officers about the whereabouts of Angelica Dykes, who was 17 at the time she was reported missing.

Ramey says the mother knew where Dykes was and had sent the girl out of state with another person.

He says Morgan continued to conceal the teenager's location until she was located in December in Alabama.

Morgan's bond was set at $10,000.

Ramey says she will also face additional charges from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

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