Mother, grandmother charged in connection with false AMBER alert

PICKENS — The mother and grandmother of the two children at the center of a recent false AMBER alert were arrested last week on conspiracy charges.
According to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, the mother of the children, Keyly Martay Wade, 20, of 2225 Cannon Bottom Road in Belton, was charged Dec. 29 with four counts of conspiracy to file a false police report and two counts of unlawful neglect of a child in relation to the incident.
Belinda Marie Wade, 47, of the same address in Belton, who is the grandmother of the children, was also charged with four counts of conspiracy to file a false police report, deputies say.
The charges stem from a case reported on last week by the Pickens County Courier where an Easley woman was 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 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.
Belinda Marie Wade was arrested December 29 and released on a $16,000 surety bond on January 3.
Keyly Martay Wade was also arrested December 29 and was released on a $20,000 surety bond on January 3.