North Carolina Woman Charged With Kidnapping Her Own Child

A North Carolina woman was charged with kidnapping her own child in the city of Florence. The Florence Police Department said 43 year old Samantha Veney was visiting her 6 year old child on Wednesday during a supervised visit with the Department of Social Services. At some point during that visit she got upset, grabbed the child and ran away across David McLeod Boulevard. The two were located about an hour and a half later on Woody Jones Boulevard. Officers say Veney was reportedly violent towards officers during her arrest and head-butted one in the face. She was charged with kidnapping as well as assault and battery of an officer. Veney is behind bars at the Florence County Detention Center and has been denied bond.