Chelsea Ellen Smith
(Courtesy Burleson Co. Sheriff’s Office)
The Burleson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman who is wanted for the kidnapping of her child.
An arrest warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Chelsey Ellen Smith for interference with child custody.
According to the sheriff’s office, a writ of lien was issued by the 335th Circuit Court directing Smith to turn over their two-year-old child to Family and Protection Service.
A Burleson County deputy, along with family and protection services, visited a home where they were attempting to contact Smith. The sheriff’s office says Smith refused to hand over the child and retired to the house, locking the door.
As the deputy spoke to another family member, Smith and the child exited the home through a back door and fled the area.
The sheriff’s office says the circumstances of the case as currently known do not meet the state’s requirements for issuing an amber alert.
A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to Smith’s arrest and the whereabouts of her child.
The sheriff’s office has not provided a description of Smith or the child.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 979-567-4343.