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2 charged with child abduction after missing child found
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2 charged with child abduction after missing child found

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Two people were charged in October after a missing child was found at their home.

Jonathan Paul Holtsclaw, 36, and Samantha Leigh Bowman, 29, both of 4248 Scott Road, were each charged with one felony count of abduction of children, according to a release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

The charges came after a sheriff’s deputy went to the pair’s home Oct. 9 looking for a missing child.

Sheriff Steve Whisenant said the investigation determined the child was a runaway.

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When the deputy spoke to Holtsclaw and Bowman, both said they had not seen the missing child, the release said.

Deputies went back to the home the next morning and found the child, the release said.

Holtsclaw has previous convictions of speeding to elude arrest or attempted from an offense on Sept. 3, 2018, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance from an offense on May 4, 2017, and driving while impaired from an offense on Nov. 16, 2014, according to a records search on the N.C. Department of Public Safety website.

There were no convictions listed on the site for Bowman.

Holtsclaw and Bowman were each issued $20,000 secured bonds with court dates set for Dec. 7.

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