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Mazie Grace Francis
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Vale Woman Charged By Hickory Police With Kidnapping, Child Abduction

26-year-old Mazie Grace Francis of Buckskin Trail in Vale was arrested Tuesday (July 5) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of second-degree kidnapping, abduction of children, and larceny of a motor vehicle. Francis is also charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. She was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 6).