Worcester Police issue Amber Alert for 3-year-old girl
Aug 11 2017
A MA woman will face a judge Thursday after she allegedly took her 3-year-old daughter after making threats to harm her.
Lee-Ann Rickheit allegedly kidnapped the child from a Worcester home around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, made threats to kill the girl, and then drove around Central Massachusetts with the child until State Police troopers tracked her down to woods in Charlton around 2:45 a.m. The mother will now face charges of attempted murder and assault and battery. They say she has history in the Charlton area and was thought to be recently traveling on the Mass. Pike in that area.
State troopers smashed a vehicle window when they came across a woman and a child who appeared to be sleeping in an idling auto. "Trooper Keller Williams smashed a window to the vehicle and troopers removed the child and Rickheit from the auto".