Woman arrested in kidnapping of 6-year-old Shreveport girl

Woman arrested in kidnapping of 6-year-old Shreveport girl
23-year-old Charlotte Hodge

ALEXANDRIA, LA (KSLA) - A woman is in police custody following her alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a six-year-old Shreveport girl.

Around 2:45 p.m. July 12, patrol officers with the Shreveport Police Department responded to reports of a missing person in the 3100 block of Looney Street. Upon arrival, they learned that the missing person was Teleah Wilson and investigators were summoned.

Through interviews, officers learned Wilson was with an acquaintance of her family, 23-year-old Charlotte Hodge. Multiple attempts were made by family members and investigators to contact Hodge by telephone in an effort to have Hodge return Wilson but she would not comply.

Shreveport Police contacted Louisiana State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in efforts to recover Wilson after they received information that led them to believe she was no longer in the Shreveport area.

Investigators procured a warrant for Hodge, charging her with Simple Kidnapping and her bond was set at $100,000.00

Just before 10:00 p.m. Thursday, authorities received information leading them to believe Hodge was in Alexandria, Louisiana. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Alexandria Police Department, and F.B.I. agents in Rapides Parish began their search. A short time later, Hodge and Wilson were located at a medical facility.

Hodge was taken into custody and booked into the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office on her warrant.

Wilson was reunited with her family.

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