- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

MADISON, Neb. (AP) - A woman accused of kidnapping her newborn son from a Norfolk hospital has been imprisoned.

Court records say 34-year-old Lacee Tuttle, of Pierce, was given a year for violating a custody order and 90 days for negligent child abuse. Tuttle pleaded guilty last month after prosecutors dropped a kidnapping count. Authorities say Tuttle tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana while at the hospital, which is why custody was given to a state agency.

Judge Mark Johnson ruled at Tuttle’s sentencing Thursday that those sentences are to be served at the same time but will be served after her sentence of 180 days for unrelated convictions: theft and intentional child abuse. The records say Tuttle had a little girl with her when she was caught shoplifting from a store.


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