Cops: Woman lied about missing toddler’s location

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Columbia police say they have arrested a 22-year-old mother after she lied to officers about the location of her 18-month-old son, who has been missing for several weeks.

Investigators said Saturday they are worried about the well-being of Amir Jennings, who was reported missing along with his mother earlier in December.

The toddler’s mother, Zinah (ZEE-nah) Jennings, was found after she was involved in a wreck on Dec. 24. Police asked her about her son, and officers said she lied about where he was.

Jennings is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child. She is being held on a $150,000 bond at the Richland County jail, and it wasn’t clear if she had an attorney.

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