Mother of Mia Graci Thompson appears in Stark County Court

By WEEK Reporter

September 28, 2012 Updated Sep 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM CDT

TOULON, Ill -- The mother of a baby who was missing in Stark County for nearly 12 hours appeared in court on Friday.

Kendra Meaker, 19, appeared in court one day after she reported her three week old Mia Graci Thompson missing.

Meaker has been charged with a Class 4 Felony of Obstructing Justice and Endangering the Life of a Child.

Meaker originally told police that she had run to the post office and when she returned to her vehicle, Mia was missing.  She later told police that she did not notice the baby was missing until she got home and initially denied knowing anything about the baby's disappearence. 

According to Sheriff Jimmie Dison, after the baby was recovered along a rural road in Stark County, Meaker admitted to taking the baby to that location.

Meaker is scheduled to reappear in court on October 2nd.