False report leads to AMBER alert

EASLEY — An Easley woman has been arrested after police say she filed a false felony report to authorities.
In warrants issued by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, Lisa Ann Jordan, 40, of 4725 Old Easley Bridge Road, was charged with four counts of filing false police reports of felonies, including the theft of her car, breaking and entering her home and the abduction of two minors in her custody.
In a a release from the PCSO, deputies say that on December 22 at approximately 7 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a report from Jordan, that two female children, one-year-old Kynadi Leigh Grace Manley and two-year-old Alexis London Marie Manley, had been kidnapped from her home.
Upon investigation, detectives determined that Jordan had filed a false report related to the burglary, kidnapping and motor vehicle theft. Warrants were issued charging Jordan with four felony counts of filing a false report in reference to the two kidnappings, burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.
An AMBER Alert that was issued based on the false report was cancelled when officers determined the report was not genuine. Investigators worked with out-of-state authorities to determine the location and wellbeing of the children. Investigators believed the children were with their mother, Keyly Wade, and their grandmother, Belinda Marie Wade.
On December 23 at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Bazetta, Ohio, Police Department Officer Joe Sofcheck.
Sofcheck said he had stopped the vehicle that Keyly Wade and Belinda Wade were occupying with the two children reported missing.
Upon contacting the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and determining the identity of the individuals, the investigation was concluded, and Ohio Family Services was contacted to take measures to insure the safety and wellbeing of the children.
According to the PCSO on Tuesday the children have been returned to South Carolina and are currently being cared for by the Department of Social Services.
Deputies are still investigating to determine if charges will be filed against children’s mother and grandmother.