- Associated Press - Friday, February 14, 2020

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Bismarck woman wanted after failing to appear in court on felony child neglect charges has been arrested in South Dakota.

Dawn Morsette, 27, was arrested last June after her 7-month-old daughter went missing. The child was dropped off anonymously at Sanford Hospital after a search by family and law enforcement.

Morsette was released from custody after posting a $2,500 bond. A state warrant was issued after she failed to show up for a court hearing.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that last month a federal warrant was issued for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution after electronic surveillance by federal agents showed Morsette was at a residence on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.

She was arrested in Rosebud Feb. 6.



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