CANTON, Ohio - A Stark County mother is facing charges for inducing panic after an Amber Alert was issued for her 2-year-old son.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert for Nathaniel Bueno just before 8 p.m. Sunday. The child’s mother, Cheree Gray, told police that Nathaniel’s father had threatened the boy’s life.
According to the Jackson Township Police Department, it all started when Gray and the child’s father, Nathaniel Bueno Sr., were involved in a domestic dispute. Gray went to an area hospital to be treated for her injuries and that’s when she received a phone call.
Gray told police the child’s father said he had taken the young boy, adding "You might as well say good bye to your son. You will never see him again. He will be dead.”
Around 9:40 p.m., Jackson Township police arrested Nathaniel Bueno Sr. and charged him with domestic violence, interference with custody and obstructing official business.
Police soon discovered the 2-year-old son was actually in the custody of his maternal grandmother in West Virginia.
Gray faces charges for inducing panic and obstructing official business, since police said she knew where her son was located and did not tell authorities.