Grandmother pleads guilty in Tyler kidnapping case

Grandmother pleads guilty in Tyler kidnapping case
Lolita Pounds, 47, is charged with kidnapping and is in the Smith County Jail.

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - A woman who was accused of abducting her grandchild has entered a guilty plea to a kidnapping charge.

Lolita Anita Pounds, 47, of Los Angeles, California, entered the plea on Monday in Judge Kerry Russell’s court.

On Jan. 1, the child’s mother Elanie Ventura told police she allowed Pounds to take her child to a Tyler restaurant on Dec. 30. Pounds was to return the child the same day. Ventura told police that Pounds never brought the child home.

Police located the child at a home in Ruston, Louisiana. Pounds was found in Mississippi.

Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 5.

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