Missing Girls and Mother found

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office announces that the four missing Oconee County girls and their mother have been found in Idaho.  Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt gives details.  “According to investigators, the girls and their mother were found by Idaho State Police in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which is near the Washington and Idaho state line.  The Sheriff’s Office dispatch was notified around 10am Saturday that the girls and their mother had been located.  They were found, according to law enforcement officials, at a picnic table at a rest area off the interstate.  There is no word from officials on what time they were located in Idaho.  All four girls and their mother are doing fine, according to investigators.  The mother, 44-year-old Laverne Bennett of 340 Fairfield Road, Lot 3-B in Walhalla, in currently in custody and extradition proceedings will begin early this week, according to investigators.  She is facing four counts of custodial interference.  Those warrants were obtained by deputies on Wednesday.  There is no word right now when the girls will be reunited with their father.” The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.