Posted by Ellen Krafve - email
CHEROKEE COUNTY (KLTV) - She's been on the run for 17 years for allegedly selling or attempting to sell her own babies. Recently, she was caught and brought back to Cherokee County. Law enforcement said it has been a long time coming, and a disturbing case they were never able to get out of their minds.
In 1992 Debra Glover was arrested after a sting operation by Jacksonville police.
"She had allegedly sold a couple of kids," said John Page, Jacksonville Chief of Police. "I don't have an exact number of how many or where."
But Glover posted bond and skipped town, and using different aliases she avoided capture. Until now. She was arrested on a separate offense in Robertson County, and is now back in the Cherokee County jail. The D.A.'s office is having to dust-off old files and locate witnesses from 17 years ago. It is not an easy task.
"We are in the process of trying to figure out not only what officially her name is, [but] what her official date of birth is, where she's lived, how many children she's had, how many times she's been married and divorced," said Cherokee County's Assistant D.A., Rachel Patton. "We really aren't sure about anything to do with who we have here as Ms. Glover."
The D.A.'s office says there's a pending charge for one child only. Though there are allegations she may have sold others.
"I just can't understand how a woman could do that," wonders Page. "How you could just be that cold; that you could have a child and treat it like a puppy and go sell it on the street."
"It's only after becoming a mother myself that just; when women fail to protect their children it's bad enough but when they actually do things to harm their children, it does something in the pit of your stomach. It just makes you sick," said Patton.
It's a case that's haunted them for nearly two decades. Now, they can breath a sigh of relief knowing that this mother, whoever she is, is behind bars.