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Syracuse woman charged after allegedly abducting her own daughter

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Aubrey Coy (Courtesy St. Joseph County Police) Aubrey Coy (Courtesy St. Joseph County Police)

A Syracuse woman has been charged with seven felonies and one misdemeanor after police say she led them on a car chase across the Michigan state line with her daughter on her lap.   Authorities say the woman illegally took the girl from a supervised visit.

Michigan State Police say 34-year-old Aubrey Ann Coy abducted her five-year-old daughter from a visit in Kosciusko County. Using her cell phone's GPS location, the Kosciusko County Sheriff Department alerted St. Joseph County Dispatch that Coy was in their area, and Michigan State Police took up the pursuit.

When police located Coy's vehicle, a 1992 Buick Park Ave., in the location of U.S. 12 and Blue School Rd., they say she led them on a chase that reached a top speed of 75 mph, and did not end until Coy stopped because her car had two flat tires. Police say that Coy had her daughter seated on her lap throughout the chase, and briefly tried to flee on foot after pulling her car over.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor has charged Coy with felony counts of second-degree child abuse, obstruction of justice, possession of cocaine, fleeing and alluding police and three counts of resisting arrest. Coy was also charged with a misdemeanor count of operating under the influence of a narcotic.

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