Missing Prescott mom, kids: Missing mom, children found safe, unharmed in Yavapai County

PRESCOTT, AZ - A missing 21-year-old mom and her two children were located safe and unharmed in Yavapai County Monday morning.

21-year-old Jessica M. Meyer and her two children, a three-year-old and a one-month-old, were found in her grandmother's front yard in the Coyote Springs area in Yavapai County after police spent much of the morning trying to locate the family, said authorities.

Police said the children did not appear to have any injuries or medical problems. They will be turned over to family or Child Protective Services, said police.

Meyers tried to flee from police backing her car into a fence and running into a deputy's SUV, said Ken Morley, Special Operations Bureau at the Prescott Police Department.

Police managed to box Meyer in, gain access to the car's ignition and take her into custody, Morley said.

Prescott police believed that Meyer posed a threat to herself or her two children after making various statements, which sent the police on a vast search Monday morning, said Sgt. Clayton Heath, Prescott Police Department.

Meyer evaded police multiple times driving at high rates of speed, driving erratically and avoiding police spike strips, said Heath.

She was seen driving a 2000 black Ford Contour with an Arizona Plate of BAX5477.

Meyers will be charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated assault, endangerment, criminal damage and felony flight from law enforcement.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments