BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC)- The woman accused of kidnapping her daughter from Westview Primary School in Goose Creek earlier this month is expected in court on Thursday.
Court officials say 26-year-old Neely Blanchard, from Florida, is scheduled to answer to trespassing charges at 2 p.m.
Goose Creek police say Blanchard and another Florida woman, 25-year-old Ferdauss Rahmatullah, pulled Blanchard’s daughter out of her Head Start class before school was in session on May 2. Highway patrol troopers caught the duo as they were heading west on Interstate 26 a short time later.
According to police, Rahmatullah was found driving the car with Blanchard as a passenger. Investigators say Blanchard was also found in illegal possession of prescription pills.
The child was found safe and returned to her paternal grandmother, the legal guardian.