Chadron woman to stand trial in Amber Alert case

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) _ A 36-year-old woman has been ordered to stand trial on a charge that she took her 13-month-old niece from the girl's Chadron home and fled to South Dakota.

Court records say Aimy Dixon, of Chadron, is accused of felony false
imprisonment. Prosecutors dropped two related misdemeanor charges. She has told authorities she'd been granted custody of her niece last spring.

Authorities say Dixon and Jesse Morrison broke into the home on June 21, scuffled with two adults there and then fled to South Dakota. Authorities issued an Amber alert. The toddler was recovered unharmed a few hours near Hot Springs, S.D., as another couple was driving the girl back to Chadron.

Records say Morrison has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors. He was given 30 days in jail and fined $500.

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