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Teen found; mom misleads officers, authorities say

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CODINGTON COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — A mother has been charged with misleading law enforcement after a nearly four-day search for her 14-year-old son, the Codington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The sheriff’s office said Christine Richardson, 40, of Wallace, is charged with false reporting, obstructing law enforcement and contributing to the deliquency of a minor.

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Richardson’s son had fled from law enforcement around 11:30 p.m. on June 29 when officers responded to a service call. Law enforcement then started a search for the teen that lasted about four days. The teen was found on July 3.

Richardson was concealing her son’s location during searches and nearby land, according to the sheriff’s office.

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