Reporting Laura Cole
STOCKTON (CBS13) – A Stockton woman who reportedly walked out of Child Protective Services office with her 1-month-old daughter Monday morning was found with the baby about 12 hours later, police said.
Police say 31-year-old Shantesha Fluker went to the Human Services Agency at 102 S. San Joaquin Street just before 9:30 Monday morning for an unsupervised visit at Child Protective Services with her daughter, Tierra Vaughn. Fluker took Tierra and left through the front door. She does not have custody of the girl.
The two were spotted by Stockton police on the 4400 block of Calandria Street in Stockton, according to Officer Joe Silva. Fluker was arrested and the baby was being returned to CPS.
“All our officers along with our detectives are out checking,” Silva said earlier in the day.
Fluker has a history and prior convictions for theft and drug use. According to the baby’s family, Tierra was taken away from her mother the day she was born because the child tested positive for methamphetamine.
“She’s on drugs. All she does is run around and steal. That’s her thing. She steals,” the baby’s grandmother Linda Holloway said of Fluker. “That’s what I’m scared about because she might do something to the baby.”
The grandmother added that Fluker told her that if she couldn’t have the baby, nobody would.
“That’s what I’m kind of scared about, is that she might do something to the baby,” she said. “That’s what I’m upset about.”
Holloway is taking care of two of Fluker’s children she had with Holloway’s son.
“I won’t let her come in my house,” she said. “I have two of her kids that I will not allow her around them.”
Just two weeks ago, she got in a physical fight with the Fluker over the children. She claims she even had to get stitches.