Alleged Covington County child abductors turn themselves in

Alexandria Orr and William Powell
Alexandria Orr and William Powell

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The couple who allegedly abducted their 3-year-old daughter, Alivia Powell, from her grandparents Thursday night has turned themselves in.

William Powell and Alexandria Orr turned themselves in to the Covington County Sheriff's Department Friday morning. Authorities say the child is safe and has been returned to the grandmother.

The Covington County Sheriff's Department received a call at around 7 p.m. from Powell's mother, Janice Clark, saying Powell and Orr had taken the child without permission.

The Clarks' have legal custody of the child. Janice Clark says she is glad the child has been returned, but she is "torn apart" because Powell is her son. She says her son and Orr were on a supervised visitation when they left with the child.

No AMBER alert was issued when the child was abducted.

Both Powell and Orr have been charged with kidnapping and are in the Covington County Jail. They will make their initial appearance in court Monday morning.

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