GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — A mother and grandmother accused of abducting their seven-year-old child are in court for a preliminary hearing Monday.

Investigators are accusing Tiffany Johnson and Devoris Szalkowski of taking the child, Prophet Marquis Matthew Johnson, from his father’s home last Thursday night.

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The young boy was later found safe and returned to his father’s care.

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Officials said the boy’s mother, Tiffany Charquita Johnson, contacted police and turned herself in.

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WJZ spoke with Johnson on the phone Friday. She said she is legally allowed to take her child and has documents she said prove her stance.

CBS Baltimore Staff