Missing NC infants believed to be in New York with mother, police say

Police in North Carolina say two missing infants who were abducted by their mother Sunday from their grandmother's home are believed to be in New York.

Fayetteville police said 4-month-old Antoin Marsh and 1-year-old Destiny Marsh were reported missing over the weekend. Their mother, Catrina D. Lucas, 20, is accused of taking them from their grandmother's home on Winter Park Dr. in Fayetteville after they were placed there by the Dept. of Social Services.

The situation did not qualify for an Amber Alert because police did not believe the babies to be in immediate danger, WRAL reports.

The children's paternal grandmother, Tanya Hunt, said the children had been in her care for about a month as a result of the agreement with DSS. She said she chased Lucas through her front yard Saturday night in an attempt to get the babies back, but made the decision to call police when she realized she was outnumbered by other adults and felt physically threatened.

Lucas and the two children are believed to be somewhere in New York, according to Fayetteville police. Warrants have been issued for Lucas, charging her with two counts of child abduction.

The Fayetteville Police Department is urging anyone that may have been in contact with Catrina Lucas to please contact the department at 910-824-9539 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.