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Missing Albertville children found in Texas; mother arrested

The children were taken on Halloween and found later in Texas, authorities said.

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 10:08 AM
Updated: Nov 3, 2017 11:01 AM

Marshall County authorities said authorities in Texas have recovered three children who were taken by their mother from Albertville on Halloween.

Katelyn Marie Kitchens, Timothy Gene "Trace" Kitchens and Darren Marcus Cribbs were last seen at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Albertville, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities arrested their mother, Kristine Galaviz, 26, of Sardis. Galaviz does not have custodial rights with the children, they said.


The Marshall County Sheriff's Office said a judge granted Galaviz the opportunity this week to visit her children, who were in the custody of a family member. She ran away with the children during that time, they said.

Galaviz will be extradited from Orange County, Texas, and brought back to Marshall County to face an interference with custody charge, the sheriff's office said.

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