Woman arrested, children are missing

Monica Adams


Three children are missing, and local authorities believe their mother knows where they are. 39-year old Monica Lawson Adams was arrested Tuesday, charged with custodial interference for refusing to allow the Department of Human Services to take custody of her three children. At least two of the kids are believed to be victims of child abuse. Adams’ husband is in jail awaiting trial after he was accused of hitting the children with a belt. The investigation into that incident revealed a deeper pattern of abuse, and DHS petitioned to have the children taken from their mother for now. Authorities believe Adams left with the kids, possibly to the East coast where she has family. Adams is in jail… but the children haven’t been found.