He told the deputy that on Fri., Aug. 31 Moore picked up their kids,16 and 13 years old, on Spanky Lane in Waynesville. Moore was supposed to return the children to SB on Mon., Sept. 3. When the children weren't returned, he contacted the sheriff's department.

A woman under a child custody agreement with her ex-husband is facing kidnapping charges after failing to return two children to their father in Waynesville.  

Natalie Moore, 34, of Gravois Mills, was arrested and charged with two counts of child abduction at her place of employment in Laurie. 

According to court documents, a deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department spoke to the  Moore’s ex-husband, identified as SB, on Tues., Sept. 4, 2018. He told the deputy that on Fri., Aug. 31 Moore picked up their kids,16 and 13 years old, on Spanky Lane in Waynesville. Moore was supposed to return the children to SB on Mon., Sept. 3. When the children weren’t returned, he contacted the sheriff’s department. 

The father and Moore have a child custody agreement with the courts, according to the document.

He told the deputy he had tried to make contact with Moore and his kids through cell phones and social media, but no one answered any of his calls.

According to the document, the father told the deputy that Moore moved, but he was not sure where she moved to. He believed she moved somewhere in the Lake area where she still worked at Laurie Care Center in Laurie.

The deputy made unsuccessful attempts to contact the care center.

On Thurs., Sept. 13, the deputy received an updated statement from SB, according to the document. SB said he talked to Moore and she had allegedly stated “she did not intend on bringing the children back, and she had obtained a lawyer.”

Judge Colin Long signed off on the warrant for Moore’s arrest on Mon., Oct. 22.. She was arrested on   Mon., Oct. 29.

Moore’s bond is set at $35,000 cash or surety. Moore is due in court on Fri., Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.