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Forsyth County mom who took child, 6, turns self in after Amber alert
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CUMMING — A 23-year-old Cumming woman who took her young son without having custodial rights, spurring an Amber alert and search over Halloween weekend, turned herself in Sunday.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the search began on Friday, when a 911 call referenced a missing and possibly endangered child — 6-year-old Trevor Cargle — who had been taken by his mother, Amber Fisher.

The Amber alert, an automatic notification sent to cell phones in the vicinity of where an actively endangered missing child might be, was requested by the sheriff’s office and initiated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

A sweeping social media presence also spread throughout the community for information on his whereabouts.

A family member brought the boy to the sheriff’s office about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after Fisher dropped him off safe at the person’s home.

Fisher then turned herself in to the sheriff’s office later that night.

It was not clear whether the family member lives in Forsyth County or whether exactly Fisher took the child.

She remains at the Forsyth County Jail, where she is being held without bond, according to Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, on a charge of contempt of court.

There did not appear to have been previous incidents involving Fisher and her son. The boy was taken into the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services.