Sisters reported missing in Texas found during traffic stop in Florida
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
The search for a 10-year-old Austin, Texas girl and her sisters has ended in Pensacola, Florida. Their non-custodial mother, 38-year-old Sarah Marcella Jordan, is now in the Escambia County Jail awaiting extradition to Texas for interference with child custody.
According the Austin Independent School District Police Department (Austin ISD PD), Angelia Jordan was abducted from her school Tuesday, November 14th. Our sister station, CBS Austin, obtained an arrest warrant that reveals the child had been placed in protective custody by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
The warrant reveals school staff knew that Angelia's biological parents might try to take her. It also details the moments administrators from the child's elementary school tried to intervene as her sister reportedly lured her away.
According to the warrant, Angelia's 16-year-old sister, Marcella, approached her at the end of the school day telling her, "ok, ok, we've got to go". The warrant states when the assistant principal and a teacher tried to block them from leaving, Marcella said "go ahead, call the police". That's when Angelia reportedly told her sister, "maybe you should go, we're going to get in trouble". The assistant principal said a woman she believes was Sarah Jordan approached her, physically removed her grip from Angelia and said "go ahead and stop me" before the three ran off.
They reportedly left in a green minivan, which was the vehicle description released by the Austin Independent School District. U.S. Marshals say Jordan was eventually pulled over around 2:15 p.m. by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO).
CBS Austin confirmed Angelia's sisters, 13-year-old Aleshia and 16-year-old Marcella were also listed as missing and possibly in the company of their mother and father. Aleshia went missing Tuesday, the same day as Angelia, but Marcella was last seen on November 3rd.
The station reports the children are being placed in CPS custody for now.