A woman suspected of trying to abduct a child from hospitals in North and South Carolina has been arrested, authorities said.
Linda Mae Everett, 36, was arrested on April 17 in High Point on four warrants issued by Hanover Regional Medical Center Police after she allegedly visited neonatal units at hospitals across the Carolinas earlier this month possibly in attempts to abduct a child, The Fayetteville Observer reports.
Everett, who faces three counts of felony breaking and entering and one count of misdemeanor larceny, was identified in an April 13 bulletin by the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center advising law enforcement agencies that she entered the New Hanover Regional Medical Center on April 5.
Spokeswoman Carolyn Fisher said Everett entered the Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital and walked into treatment areas without proper authorization. Hospital staffers then alerted police.
“She was just in an area that she shouldn’t have been,” Fisher told The Post Tuesday.
No patients were injured or endangered during the incident, officials said. Investigators soon later linked Everett to the attempted abductions and issued the warrants for her arrest.
Fisher declined to answer just how many babies Everett allegedly tried to take.