Chagrin Falls police: 'Amber Alert' mother not being extradited

8:26 PM, May 29, 2012   |    comments
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CHAGRIN FALLS -- Just after noon Tuesday, Police Chief Jim Brosius tells Channel 3 that Tatyana Edwards, 33, is not being extradited back to Chagrin Falls form Pennsylvania.

Brosius said Edwards, who is still in the Mifflin County jail, willl be charged with assault, a misdemeanor, when she returns to the area.

The charges will come through Bedford Municipal Court.

Brosius said police are still sorting out all the details about what happened Monday

Related story: Amber Alert cancelled: Mother jailed, children with family members

Monday morning at 10:40 a.m., Edwards took her three children from her estranged husband Charles Cassell's home here at 137 East Washington Street while he was in the shower.

She then drove east, heading for her parents' home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Police issued an Amber Alert because Cassell told them his estranged wife might hurt the three girls -- Alicia Cassell, 2; Olivia Cassell, 4; and Evanda Edwards, 10.

Police reached Tatyana on her cell phone and convinced her to meet Pennsylvania state police and turn herself in, which she did.

She was taken into custody and the children were unharmed.

Two of the girls are now back home with their father and one is with her maternal grandmother. Police say this may be an issue of custody, as Edwards said that she has equal custody.

The Amber Alert was cancelled at 5:35 p.m. Monday once Edwards was taken into custody.

Brosius was asked why the Amber Alert only went out locally and was not broadcast simultaneously through the Ohio Amber Alert program and the Center for Missing and Endangered Children.

"I'm not at liberty to say right now," Brosius said.


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