Ann Pettway, a North Carolina woman, contacted a Bridgeport, Connecticut police officer via Facebook to turn herself in. She surrendered Sunday morning to the FBI and Bridgeport, Conn., police on a warrant from North Carolina, where she’s on probation because of a conviction for attempted embezzlement.
She turned herself in days after a widely publicized reunion between the child she raised, now an adult, and her biological mother.
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Pettway remained in custody Sunday and couldn’t be reached for comment. A woman who answered the phone at a Pettway relative’s home in Bridgeport on Sunday refused to comment on her surrender.
Pettway received two years of probation last June after she took items from a store where she worked, which is considered embezzlement under North Carolina law, state correction spokeswoman Pamela Walker said. Under terms of her probation, she wasn’t allowed to leave the state.
Department of Correction officials there tried repeatedly to contact her after finding out investigators wanted to question her in Carlina’s 1987 abduction.
North Carolina officials said Friday they believed Pettway was on the run from authorities. They said Sunday they would seek her extradition.