A local woman accused of abducting her daughter was arrested early Thursday after a motel clerk recognized the woman and child.
According to a statement from the Roswell Police Department, Michelle Lee Tyler, 35, was found in a motel in north Roswell along with her 7-year-old daughter, Alivia Page. The child was unharmed and safe, said police spokesman Todd Wildermuth.
According to a news release, the clerk notified police about 10 p.m. Wednesday, having recognized the woman and child from an Amber Alert issued by police about a half hour earlier.
County records indicate that Tyler was booked into the Chaves County Detention Center at 2:30 a.m. on a charge of custodial interference. No bond had been set as of Thursday morning.
The father of the girl notified police of the alleged abduction, the news release indicates. Police allege Tyler had no legal custodial rights to the child, but that she took her from a house belonging to a friend of the father when the father was not around.
According to court records, Tyler entered a no contest plea to a DWI misdemeanor charge in September 2015 and no contest pleas to two felony counts of trafficking controlled substances in July 2009. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but an indication that a defendant does not intend to present a defense to the charges. Once the plea is entered, a court can treat the person as guilty.