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Hartselle woman faces kidnapping, burglary charges

By Michael Wetzel

For the Enquirer

A Hartselle woman is facing kidnapping and burglary charges after allegedly trying to take a teenager from a home in the East Lawrence area Friday afternoon, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s department said a female caller in the 6000 block of Lawrence County 214 reported an unknown female and male had entered her home and grabbed her teenage son.

Tina Marie Melson, 47, was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping, third-degree burglary and first-degree trespassing.

The male was not charged and was released after it was determined he was attempting to stop Melson, according to the sheriff’s office.

Melson is being held on an $11,000 bond, according to Lawrence County Jail records.

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