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Missing Sumner County 1-year-old found safe in Kentucky

Endangered Child Alert issued for missing Sumner Co. toddler
Posted at 2:29 AM, Mar 01, 2022

GALLATIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Sumner County Sheriff's Office said a 1-year-old who was reported missing has been found safe in Kentucky.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Endangered Child Alert for Kali Stafford early Tuesday morning.

Kali was found safe in Scottsville, Kentucky with her non-custodial mother, Ashley Ashworth.

Ashworth reportedly was ordered to turn the child over to the Department of Children's Services, but she refused to surrender the child. She has been booked in the Allen County Detention Center and will be extradited to Sumner County.

The sheriff's office said Ashworth will be charged with custodial interference.