- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on Kansas mother jailed after three children injured after apparently being given a unsafe substance (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

Olathe police say a woman involved in a child custody dispute with her ex-husband is in jail after apparently giving her three children a substance meant to harm them.

The woman, 37-year-old Therese Roever, and the children were taken to hospitals after they were found by police Monday night. She was later released from the hospital and booked into the Johnson County jail.

Roever had not been charged as of Tuesday afternoon. Her attorney, Sarah Carmody, was not taking phone calls from reporters Tuesday.

Court records show Roever and her former husband were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for a hearing concerning child custody issues. The hearing was canceled and her ex-husband filed a motion for an emergency review.

Police say the children remained hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday.


10:25 a.m.

Police say an Olathe woman is being held in jail after her three children became ill after apparently taking something “meant to harm them.”

Olathe police said the 37-year-old woman was arrested Monday night and booked into the Johnson County jail early Tuesday.

Officers responding to a 911 call found the woman and children inside a home requiring medical attention.

Spokesman Sgt. Logan Bonney said in a news release that the woman gave officers information that led them to believe the children had taken a dangerous substance.

The woman and three children were taken to hospitals in serious condition.

No further information was immediately released.

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