3 women arrested in child custody case

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A McKees Rocks woman about to lose her children seized them from authorities Friday, precipitating an hours-long search that landed her in custody.

Errainna Crosby, 33, left court with her children during a hearing terminating her parental custody rights, police said. Ms. Crosby and two other women — her mother Sonja Guyy, 53, and Marianne Robinson, 46 — walked out of the Allegheny County Children, Youth and Family custody hearing with five juveniles in tow, four of them Ms. Crosby's children and one her grandchild.

The three women were arrested Saturday and charged with kidnapping, interference with custody of children and criminal conspiracy.

Video footage shows Ms. Crosby, of McKees Rocks, and Ms. Robinson, of Spring Hill, exiting the courthouse with two children, according to the criminal complaint. Meanwhile Ms. Guyy, also of McKees Rocks, can be seen leaving with the three other juveniles and then beginning to run on Grant Street in front of the Allegheny County Courthouse, police wrote.

Police located Ms. Guyy on a Pittsburgh Port Authority bus headed to McKees Rocks from the downtown area. She said she did not know where her daughter had taken the children. She was arrested and later released on her own recognizance.

When police spoke with Ms. Robinson, she said Ms. Crosby planned to leave town the following morning on a Greyhound bus with her children. Police located Ms. Crosby in the Sheraden neighborhood around 1 a.m. Saturday, along with four of the five juveniles, they wrote. A 15-year-old juvenile resisted arrest, locking her arms and "screaming not to touch her," according to police.

Police located the final juvenile at an apartment building near Ms. Robinson's residence. Two people on the scene said Ms. Robinson had asked them to house the juvenile for the night. Ms. Robinson was subsequently arrested. She and Ms. Crosby remained in jail Saturday, unable to post $5,000 and $10,000 for bail, respectively.

The children are in the care of the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families.

Isaac Stanley-Becker: istanley-becker@post-gazette.com or 412-263-3775.


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