Springfield mom appears in court after alleged kidnapping

Springfield mom accused of abducting her kids being held on $22K bond

The Springfield mom accused of abducting her two kids over a week ago has turned herself in.

Police have been looking for 22-year-old Khadejha Coran since Feb. 26, when she allegedly picked up her two kids, Kaiden Coran, 4, and Brailynn Coran-White, 8 months, from separate day cares in Springfield without permission.

The alleged abductions took place just minutes after she lost custody of the kids that afternoon during a Clark County Children Services hearing.

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An Endangered Child Advisory was issued for the two kids on the evening of Feb. 26, but was canceled when the children were found safe at a Springfield home the next morning.

The Springfield Police Division contacted the Ohio State Highway Patrol to request a statewide alert, but the incident did not meet the criteria for such an alert, said Lt. Russell Pasqualetti, Ohio State Highway Patrol in Columbus.

The state patrol determined there was no specific or imminent threat to the children in the Coran case.

Coran’s car was also found by police, but there was still no sign of her.

Lt. Lou Turner with the Springfield Police Division said investigators had been looking high and low for Coran, following leads as far as Columbus.

Coran turned herself in at the Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday morning and was immediately put into the morning arraignment session.

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Coran faces two counts of abduction, a third degree felony, and two counts of inference with custody, a first degree misdemeanor.

Judge Thomas Trempe entered not guilty pleas to all charges and set Coran’s bond at $22,000.

Coran was calm for nearly the entire arraignment, but started crying hysterically when she returned to her seat. Bailiffs escorted her out of the courtroom.

Her children are in custody of Children’s Services.

Coran will remain in custody at the Clark County Jail until she can post bond.

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