Woman wanted for 2 years in child custody case arrested

Kristina Jacobs was wanted on interference with custody and kidnapping warrants out of Washington state and lived in at least two other states with her 11-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl before her arrest at her mobile home at 1750 Baker Road, Lot 64, German Twp., Police Lt. Michael Stitzel said.

Police said she had been living there with her new husband since at least April.

Local police were contacted by authorities in Washington, who said they found Jacobs was living here when Northwestern Schools officials called school officials in Washington to get more detail about her kids’ school records, according to Stitzel. She’d been vague when she enrolled them in Northwestern, he said.

Her current husband, George Jacobs, said Friday night she and her ex-husband had a years-long custody battle and she moved out of state when she thought she was legally allowed.

“Last thing we heard is we still had temporary relocation,” George Jacobs said.

The couple believed the children were unsafe with their biological father, so she brought them to Ohio to live with their grandfather.

But police in Washington warned local authorities that Jacobs may try and run again.

“I think it was just a mother who didn’t want to lose her children and did whatever means she could about keeping them with her,” Stitzel said.

He said both children will be sent back to live with their biological father and Jacobs will be extradited to Washington.

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