UPDATE: Missing mom, child found safe; Mom now facing charges

Ashton Tillman and Kristen Meador

UPDATE: Hinds County Sheriff’s Office said that the missing mother and child have been located, but the mother is now facing charges.

32-year-old Kristen Meador is facing one felony charge and one misdemeanor charge of child neglect, authorities said.

According to Hinds County deputies, she was arrested after investigators learned she didn’t pick up one child from the bus stop and she had her 8-month-old with her while she allegedly was obtaining and using illegal narcotics.

Meador and her son, Ashton, were reported missing by family members after they were last seen Wednesday afternoon. Authorities told WJTV Thursday morning that the two were found safe and unharmed.

She is being booked into the Hinds County jail. They children are in the care of a relative.

HINDS CO., Miss. (WJTV) – The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing mother and child.

The photo above is 32-year-old Kristin Meador.

They are also looking for her 8-month-old son Ashton.

The two were last seen yesterday around 2:00 p.m. on Cherry Hill Drive in South Jackson.

She was driving a 2012 Grey Nissan Altima.

If you have any information, call the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office at 601-974-2900.

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