An apparent impasse over efforts to arrest a woman who fled to Washington state with her toddler son from his Utah custodial parent's home has Salt Lake County's district attorney angry and frustrated.
Sim Gill said Monday that little progress has been made in persuading Spokane (Wash.) County court and law enforcement officials to honor a 3rd District Court arrest order for 19-year-old Lady Ashley Marks. She is accused of having absconded with 15-month-old Giovanni Marks on Oct. 14 during what was supposed to be a supervised visit to the Murray home of Brandon Marks, who has legal custody of his son.
The next day, Gill's office issued an arrest warrant charging the mother with third-degree felony custodial interference across state lines. A Spokane County sheriff's deputy located the mother and child at a residence in that eastern Washington city, but after being told by the mother she would not surrender herself or the child, the deputy left without arresting her.