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Mother accused of taking 7-year-old son charged

Shelby County Jail

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The mother accused of kidnapping her 7-year-old son is now facing felony charges.

Cassandra Rogers was arrested Tuesday and charged with custodial interference.

On Tuesday WREG learned Evelyn Williams, the Christian Rogers’ great aunt, is his legal guardian after his mother lost custody Friday, but police said that didn’t stop her from showing up at his school then at their home in the 4100 block of Florida Street.

“I heard somebody screaming and she was just holding onto the boy’s hand, dragging him,” said Brenda Nelms. “She took him off the porch.”

“She smacked him `cause he didn`t want to go really. It looked like he was trying to get away from her.”

Police searched for the pair for hours as family looked on anxiously. Memphis police’s aviation and K-9 unites helped in the search which eventually led to a happy reunion.

The little boy was loaded into an ambulance while his mother was taken away in handcuffs.