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Mom flees with daughter to avoid custody hearing

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A Swanton mom is behind bars after police say she fled with her daughter instead of showing up for a custody hearing.

Police say on at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bobbi-Jo Hodgdon, 36, pulled her 9-year-old daughter out of school and drove her to Newport.

Police were called and multiple departments searched for them. The car was found on West Main Street in Newport Center, and at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police found Hodgdon and her daughter.

Hodgdon was arrested on an unrelated warrant for extortion and for custodial interference.

Her daughter was not hurt. She is in protective custody now.

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