Woman Arrested for Abducting Child
Hyde Park, New York – On November 12, 2023, the New York State Police responded to the Golden Manor Motel on Albany Post Road in the town of Hyde Park for a child abduction at approximately 8:40 p.m.
Initial investigation determined, Ashley M. Hernandez, age 27, of Hyde Park, became engaged in a verbal domestic dispute with her partner which led to Hernandez driving the partner, along with the partner’s eleven-month-old child, to the Golden Manor Motel. The pair continued to argue resulting in Hernandez locking her partner out of the vehicle and fleeing with the child. The child is not related to Hernandez, nor does she have any custodial rights to the child. Troopers located Hernandez and the child, who was in good health, near the motel a short time after the initial report.
Hernandez was arrested for Kidnapping in the 2nd degree, a class B felony, and Endangering the Welfare of Child, a class A misdemeanor. She was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Petito of the town of Hyde Park Court and remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail, $20,000 bond, or $30,000 partially secure bond. The next court appearance is scheduled for November 15, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.