Two people who were wanted in connection with an Amber Alert issued last month went to court Monday for arraignment after turning themselves into Jessamine County Sheriff's deputies last week.
Officials at the Jessamine County Detention Center said Lauren Conners, 20, and Michael Pierce, 24, surrendered at the jail around 6 p.m. last Thursday night. The pair face felony custodial interference charges.
Conners and Pierce were each initally being held on $25,000 cash-only bonds. At their arraignment by video in Jessamine District Court, their bond was reduced to 10 percent of $25,000. Conditions of the bond is that they have no contact with the custodial grandparents of the child or their property.
The Amber Alert was issued two weeks ago when Brielle Conners, 2, was taken from the home of her grandparents on Vince Road, by her non-custodial mother. Conners took the child without permission from the grandparent's babysitter, according to Jessamine County Sheriff's Deputy John Bourne. The mother was accompanied by her boyfriend and his mother when the child was taken. Warrants were promptly issued for all three adults for first-degree custodial interference, a felony.