Alexandria woman charged with interfering with custody of 16-year-old boy
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
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Jennifer Orr
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An Alexandria woman was arrested Friday on a charge that she took a 16-year-old boy away from his home without his parents’ permission, Calhoun County Sheriff officials said today.

According to Chief Deputy Matt Wade, Jennifer Orr, 37, had been in contact with more than eight different boys, including the victim, age 14 to 16, over the past couple of months.

Wade said Orr contacted the 16-year-old victim through Facebook and text messaging.

According to the chief deputy, the victim’s mother and grandmother also contacted Orr through Facebook and sent her text messages, telling her to stop talking to the victim.

The deputy said Orr came to the victim’s home around 3 p.m. Friday and took him to a friend’s house. When the victim’s mother noticed he was missing, she called the Sheriff’s Office to file a report, the deputy said. The mother told investigators about Orr's contact with her son, and gave deputies a description of Orr's vehicle, Wade said.

Deputies found Orr in a rented Ford vehicle around 5:15 p.m. on U.S. 431, Wade said. When deputies pulled her over, the 16-year-old was no longer in the vehicle. Orr had another boy, 14, with her in the vehicle at the time of her arrest, the deputy said.

The 14-year-old was taken to the Sheriff’s Office to be questioned by the Department of Human Resources, the deputy said.

Wade said that after the suspect was arrested, she told deputies she dropped the 16-year-old off at a friend’s house. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered Orr had been supplying the boys with marijuana, Wade said.

The relationships between Orr and the eight victims were still under investigation this afternoon, according to Wade.

The Department of Human Resources and the Calhoun Cleburne Children’s Center are also involved in the investigation.

Orr is charged with a felony count of interfering with child custody. She was released on a $2,500 bond Saturday, according to jail officials. She is to appear in court Nov. 18.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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