CHANDLER — The mother of two children was arrested Thursday, accused of climbing into the window at the father's home and taking them overnight, authorities said.
Misty Hausam, 30, was arrested on two complaints of kidnapping and one complaint of first-degree burglary, District Attorney Richard Smothermon said. She was booked into the Lincoln County jail.
An Amber Alert was issued for Kylee Nichols, 7, and her 4-year-old brother, Blake Nichols, but was canceled when the children were found safe Thursday afternoon.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Hausam admitted to a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy that she had crawled into the window of the Wellston home where the children had been staying with their father.
Hausam initially told the deputy that she had gone in the front door of the home — which had been locked — but changed her story when confronted with evidence of the break-in, according to the affidavit.
The father said he and the children had gone to bed about 9 p.m. Wednesday. He awoke about 6 a.m. Thursday to find them missing, muddy shoe prints on the floor, and the curtain closed in the bedroom window, the affidavit states.
The children were located Thursday afternoon at Hausam's Oklahoma City apartment, 3667 N Prospect, and she was taken into custody.
Hausam had reportedly made threats toward the father and has a history of drug use and mental instability, according to the affidavit. She was allowed supervised visits with the children, alongside their maternal grandmother, but the court had given temporary custody to the children's father. The judge said Hausam had no right to take the children, according to the affidavit.