Mother accused of abducting, threatening to kill children turns herself in

Asia Jarvis, 24 (Portsmouth Police Department)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WSET) -- The Portsmouth Police Department says the mother accused of kidnapping and threatening to kill her children turned herself in Monday.

According to WVEC in Virginia Beach, 24-year-old Asia Jarvis faces two counts each of Abduction and Domestic Assault and Battery.

Police issued the Amber Alert on April 14 for 5-year-old Dominique Jarvis and 18-month-old Messa Jarvis. Investigators said their father has custody of the children and that Jarvis abducted them.

On April 15 at 12:05 a.m., officers located the children who were safe and unharmed. WVEC reports that Jarvis left the children at a relative's home.

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