Five people have been arrested in West Virginia on charges relating to a child abduction case out of Ohio, including the mother of the girl who was taken. Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood says Stacey Ratcliff, 30, broke into the Racine, Ohio home of her estranged husband, Chadd, at 8:42 a.m. Tuesday morning. Stacey and another man abducted their 7-year old daughter.
“I was working when the baby sitter flew up on the job and told me they had just come into my house and took my daughter at gunpoint,” said Chadd Ratcliff. “My heart stopped. You instantly think, are you ever going to get to see your kid again?” According to the baby sitter, who was inside the home at the time of the abduction, the man with Stacey had a pistol, which he used to strike the baby sitter with.