Mobile, Ala. (WALA) - A Mobile grandmother remains behind bars after authorities said she snatched her grandchild from a day care, without permission.
Authorities said the incident happened back in June at the Training Wheels Child Care on Moffett Road.
Irene Dueitt, 60, is charged with interference of custody and faces a $25,000 cash bond.
The Mobile County District Attorney's Office said Dueitt has to post the entire bond in cash in order to be released from jail.
Judge Bob Sherling said, if the 5-year-old girl is returned to her father, Aric Vertrees, he will consider lowering the bond.
Dueitt claims Vertrees asked her to pick up the child at daycare.
Meantime, the mother of the girl, Cyntina Rupe, told FOX10 News she now has the child and said she is not sure if she is going to return her.
"I'm very concerned for her safety. I'm very fearful for her safety. I do not know what else's to do," Rupe said.
Aric Vertrees has been convicted of a domestic violence charge, and Rupe claims he has abused her in the past.
Vertree's attorney said they are appealing the domestic violence conviction. Joseph Dennis said this is not the first time Rupe has taken his daughter away.
"Back in 2010 she ran off with Rebecca and authorities were not able to locate Rebecca until two and a half years later," said Dennis.
Rupe's interview with FOX10 has sparked reaction from attorney's working on the custody case.
"It just proved what we knew all along: that she has the child and she knows what she is doing is wrong," said Joseph Dennis
Dennis represents the child's father Vertrees.
Dueitt's attorney Darryl Blackmon said his client does not belong in jail.
"I think she's being drug threw the mud with this situation," Blackmon said.
The Mobile County District attorney's office said it's focused on the child.
"At the center of this is a 5-year old little girl. Which is absolutely what we are most concerned with. The child's well being," said Assistant District attorney Deborah Tillman.
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