Renee McClure looked foward to going home from a hospital Thursday, reunited with her newborn son two days after he was kidnapped. Another mother and her daughter face charges in abducting the infant from McClure's arms.
Jason McClure is 4 days old Thursday, but already life has been chaotic. Sunday he appeared on television as the first baby born in High Point on Father's Day. Monday he was kidnapped. Tuesday his mother tearfully pleaded for his return. Wednesday police found him stashed in a bedroom closet but might have missed him had the boy not cried out.Brenda Joyce Nobles, 37, is charged with first-degree kidnapping, and her daughter, Sharon Slaydon, 19, is charged with first-degree aiding and abetting the kidnapping. They were arrested after an anonymous tip led officers to their home.
"I really feel sorry for her that she felt she had to walk in a hospital and take someone else's baby," said McClure, 27. "If she couldn't have any of her own she must really feel bad, but that certainly doesn't give her the right to take someone else's baby."
But Nobles, who is charged with dressing up like a nurse and walking into High Point Regional Hospital to kidnap Jason, has two daughters and a 6-week-old grandson.
Nobles is in the Guilford County Jail on $500,000 bond, and Slaydon is being held on $100,000 bond.
McClure, who was scheduled to leave the hospital Thursday morning with her baby, said she was trying to explain the abduction to Jason's 3-year-old brother, Kevin, when authorities returned the baby to her arms. His blond hair had been cut, apparently to disguise him.