LAPD's media relations tells Today's THV that Oshea Jackson was taken into custody just after midnight Thursday after a motel manager in California recognized Jackson from media reports and called authorities.
Reporter Amy Murphy with KCAL 9 initially reported investigators said Oshea Jackson took them on the run from Arkansas to southern California and an Amber Alert had been posted. However, Today's THV was unable to confirm an Amber Alert has been issued for the three children.
Bill Sadler with the Arkansas State Police says, "The request for such an alert in Arkansas would have to originate with the agency of jurisdiction. If the woman was last seen in L.A. last week, then LAPD or Arkansas DHS would have to make the request. Thus far, I've not seen anything come through to us relating to this case."
Jackson is described as 5'7" with the names "Oshea Jackson" and "Ice Cube" tattooed on her forehead.
She was traveling with her three children, 3-year-old Jirah King, 1-year-old Al-Kalima Jackson, and a 4-month old Iyawey Jackson in a vehicle with an Arkansas license plate.
Jackson was last seen at the downtown Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission on Sept. 2. Reporter Amy Murphy spoke with Kitty Davis-Walker with the Union Rescue Mission and Davis-Walker says, "When she first came here we gave her a bed, she came with her children and was unresponsive to any of the services that are required." The mission's spokesperson says Oshea Jackson had appointments for medical care for the children through the mission but she did not show.
Murphy says a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department says Jackson just lost custody of her three children after a court ruled she was incompetent to care for them.
The children were to be taken into the custody of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, but Jackson fled with the children before DHS was able to get them.
Julie Munsell with DHS tells Today's THV that the children are likely to still be in the custody of the state of California because they are the state of jurisdiction. They will make contact with Arkansas DHS to get the children transported back to Arkansas custody.