Following Hurricane Katrina, Tavey opened up her home to the five children and their mother, Erica Alfonse. Alfonse had said Tavey took her children to north Texas and didn't allow her access. An Amber Alert was issued for the siblings, but it was dropped when Tavey and the children were located in Houston.
Today, Tavey was no-billed by the grand jury on all five kidnapping charges.
The district attorney's office issued the following statement:
"Rhonda Tavey was charged with kidnapping based on the evidence presented at
the time the charges were filed. After a thorough investigation, the case
was presented in its entirety to a grand jury, and that grand jury today
no-billed the defendant on all charges. We respect the decision of the grand
jury and continue in our pursuit of justice."
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