Updated: January 23, 2021 12:08 PM
Created: January 22, 2021 04:51 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The week started with the violent kidnapping of two children from their foster home in Greece. It's ending with our ability to show you the one person who is in custody.
The woman in jail in Montgomery, Alabama appears to be from Florida. Her Facebook page shows a direct connection to the father of the children who were abducted.
Pluviose was captured after GPS and phone records directed police to a house in Montgomery, a city just slightly smaller than Rochester.
Here's what Greece Police Chief Drew Forsythe said Wednesday night.
Forsythe: "A female was observed leaving a residence, a felony stop was conducted, and she was taken into custody. Located on the floorboard under blankets in the back seat were Shekeria and Dimitri."
Shekeria and Dimitri are the sister and brother abducted from their foster home Monday night after police say two people went in through a front window and took them.
DNA from blood at the window, phone records, and GPS from a getaway rental car took police to Montgomery and the arrest of Pluviose.
One of Pluviose's friends on her Facebook page is the catering service of Dimitri Cash Sr., the father of Dimitri and Shekeria.
Greece Police have not released information on who they have in custody, but have said more arrests are coming.
There was serious concern about the safety of Dimitri and Shekeria just a few months ago.
In October, a panel of judges heard an appeal from Dimitri and Shekeria's father and mother.
The hearing was an appeal by the father and mother, challenging a 2019 Family Court order that said there was neglect of their older children.
Carol Eisenman is the attorney for the county's human services department, which includes Child Protective Services.
This is what she said at the hearing.
Eisenman: "It wasn't just neglect. This could have been, let me say, an abuse case. These were serious injuries inflicted over a considerable period of time."
Attorney Kathryn Friedman was the attorney for the parents.
Friedman: "The court did not make a finding of domestic violence in this case."
Judge Patrick NeMoyer: "No, the court did find that both the mother and father inflicted and allowed each other to inflict excessive corporal punishment on both."
In the hearing, Supreme Court Justice Patrick NeMoyer described abuse consistent with extension cords and wooded planks and, referring to one of the older children, said, "she described a course of two weeks of beating after the vacuum was broken."
Eisenman: "What the appellant, both parents, inflicted upon those two older children, it was just a matter of time before those two younger children became victims as well."
NeMoyer: "And what is concerning to me as well is also the father's statement that you can do what you will when asked about physical discipline. You can do what you want to your own children. Certainly, that goes to the derivative neglect and his competency of the younger two children."
Those younger children are Dimitri and Shekeria Cash. After they were abducted Monday night, Forsythe said, "the father Dimitri is definitely someone we need to speak to."
Police have since spoken to Cash.
In November, the appellate court denied the mother and father's appeal. In doing so, the judges confirmed the Family Court ruling that there was neglect.
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