On July 14, the Indiana Department of Child Services received a report after someone called authorities on a mother who allegedly threatened the life of her children. Four days later, three children became the center of a national AMBER Alert.
A short time before 9 p.m. on July 18, authorities released an AMBER Alert for three boys in Indianapolis, ages 7, 3, and 2. They were later found safe on the west side of Indianapolis, a little over an hour later. Yet, Mekielle Pullins, 22, their mother and the woman accused of abducting them, disappeared. As of Saturday, she is still on the run.
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Indy Star reports that Pullins allegedly not only made violent threats against her 2-year-old son, but also against her two other sons. Court documents indicate that on July 14, officials received the first report that Pullins threatened her kids. On July 18, Pullins reportedly made a video of herself trying to suffocate the 2-year-old boy.
Pullins sent the 10-second video to the toddler’s father. According to authorities, she held the boy’s nose and mouth so he couldn’t breathe. The toddler tried to scream out and at one point, tried to pull his mother’s hands away from his face.
“At the same time the child struggled to remove her hand, he lifted his dangling legs up and squirmed around in an attempt to get free from the woman’s grasp,” court documents read.
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Police searched the child’s father’s emails and found a similar video, as well as numerous emails from Pullins, threatening the toddler’s life.
“Bout to call police so they can come get his body,” one of the emails read. “Explain to him in the next lifetime why he dead.”
“Get your baby before I kill him.”
Pullins also has a past history of domestic battery and criminal recklessness in Johnson County, according to FOX 59. Two months prior to the AMBER Alert, Pullins drove with her children in the car to the Johnson County National Guard Armory, where she confronted the child’s father and attacked him, leaving cuts on his face. She also slammed two of the kids to ground during the altercation and nearly ran one of them over while peeling out of the driveway.
Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is urged to call 911.
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