Missing child safely recovered by Sheriff’s Office

8.7 Spires for web

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 31-year-old Steven Keith Spires, who was being sought on charges of interference with custody, child molestation, aggravated child molestation, statutory rape, sexual battery, sodomy and incest. Spires 12-year-old daughter, for whom an Amber Alert was issued July 29, has been safely recovered. She is now in the custody of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services. Spires is being held in the Spalding County Jail pending his first appearance hearing. Photo courtesy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office.

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has safely located a 12-year-old little girl being sought in an interference with custody case.

The young girl is the daughter of 31-year-old Steven Keith Spires, formerly of 88 Ponderosa Road, Griffin. In addition to the current charge related to allegedly being in violation of a custody order, Spires was also wanted on charges of child molestation, aggravated child molestation, statutory rape, sexual battery, sodomy and incest.

Officials of the SCSO say information was received in early Sunday morning hours indicating Spires was located at a McDonough motel.

Deputies of the SCSO met with officers of the McDonough Police Department before proceeding to the motel where a brief stand off ensued. Spires was ultimately arrested without incident and his daughter was safely recovered.

Authorities say the girl was on July 29 abducted out of Hall County. An Amber Alert was issued as she was considered to be in extreme danger.

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office had been working with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office to locate Spires and the missing girl.

Officials say she is now in the custody of the Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services.

Spires is being held in the Spalding County Jail pending his first appearance hearing.

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Comments

  1. Wanda Jordan Hix says:

    I am so happy that this child has been recovered and she is safe. . He will do his time and get out and resume his life. That child will do time in her mind the remainder of her life. God be with her. I hope Steven ASpires gets his just punishment. Good job officers and a big thank you fir rescuing that child. You guys are real heroes!

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