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Lena Lunsford, mother of missing WV girl, arrested a 3rd time

WHEELING, W.Va. -- The mother of a missing West Virginia girl is back in jail for the third time this summer, and prosecutors are moving to revoke her bond and keep her there.

Lena Lunsford was arrested Wednesday by federal marshals and sent to Northern Regional Jail.

A month ago, she was warned to stay away from the convicted felon who fathered what will be her eighth child.

Magistrate James Seibert told Lunsford she could be imprisoned and prosecuted for contempt of court if she continued to defy the conditions of her probation.

But U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld said in a motion Tuesday that she's continued to have contact with the man.

Lunsford served eight months for welfare fraud after her 3-year-old daughter Aliayah disappeared from their Lewis County home in September 2011.


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