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Judge: Lori Vallow, mom of missing kids, to be held on $5M bond; next court case set for March 2

Posted at 9:26 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 23:26:34-05

A judge in Hawaii upheld the $5 million bail set for Lori Vallow, the mother of two Idaho children who have been missing since September 2019, on Friday. Vallow was arrested Thursday by Hawaiian authorities on a warrant out of Rexberg, Idaho.

The Madison County Prosecution's Office said Vallow is charged with two felony counts of desertion of a child, related to her two missing children, Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua "J.J." Vallow, 7, as well as misdemeanor counts of resisting and obstructing an officer, solicitation of a crime, and contempt.

Vallow is also accused of disobeying a court order to produce her children, delaying police attempts to find her children, and encouraging another person to also delay attempted by law enforcement to locate her children. The children have not yet been located.

Vallow next court appearance is scheduled for March 2, and is expected to deal with her potential extradition to Idaho to face the charges listed above.

Her husband, Chad Daybell, whom she recently married, did appear in court on Friday. He is not currently under arrest and has not been charged with a crime.

According to East Idaho News, citing a 14-page probably cause statement submitted by the Madison County Prosecutor's Office, Vallow's children were last seen in September in Idaho. Since then, the children have not been located and Vallow has reportedly not provided any information on the children's whereabouts.