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Covington couple charged with kidnapping their own daughter

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COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

The couple who allegedly abducted their 3-year-old daughter from her grandparents last Thursday, made their initial appearance in court Monday.

William Powell and Alexandria Orr each had their bond set at $225 thousand. The couple turned themselves in to the Covington county sheriff's department Friday morning, a day after abducting their daughter Alivia during a supervised visit. The child was safely returned to her grandparents, who have legal custody.

Ed Clark, the step-father of William Powell, says the couple has had a troubled past.

"The last time we went to court and got the custody, they was supposed to do rehab. Supposed to do counseling, drug tests," said Clark. "And as far as I know, they never done any of it. The reason we done all this to start with was for the good of the baby, for her interests. I don't doubt either one of them, they love her to death. But they can't get their priorities straight. The judge told em till they dead, she'd be with us."

Both Powell and Orr have been charged with kidnapping and remain behind bars this evening in the Covington county jail.

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