UPDATE: Roxbury mom charged after triggering Amber Alert over sick son - Metro US

UPDATE: Roxbury mom charged after triggering Amber Alert over sick son

Tiffany Cherry in court Monday morning.
Nic Czarnecki/Metro Boston

The Roxbury woman who triggered an Amber Alert for her seriously ill infant son was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court on Monday.

Tiffany Cherry, 36, is said to have ignored a Wilkes-Barre, Pa. nurse practitioner’s request that her 2-month-old son needed emergency medical care.

Instead of taking the child to an emergency room, authorities said Cherry drove five hours up to Boston to have her son treated at Boston Children’s Hospital.

A nation-wide Amber Alert went out after she failed to bring her dehydrated son to the nearest hospital.

A nurse at Children’s Hospital recognized the boy’s name from the Amber Alert and contacted authorities.

Cherry was arrested Saturday morning.

Cherry faces charges from warrants issued in 2002 and 2010 related to prostitution and motor vehicle violations in Dorchester and Somerville respectively. She also faces charges for being a fugitive from justice on two warrants out of Pittston, Pa., after she failed to bring her son to a hospital there as well, according to the Boston Globe.

According toChannel 5 News, the boy’s father lives in Pennsylvania.

A DCF spokeswoman told the Globe that the child had been taken in and placed in state custody.

Cherry was held on $250, though the prosecution initially asked for $250,000.

She is scheduled to appear in Boston Municipal Court on Oct. 20 Dorchester Municipal Court on Oct. 21, and Somerville District Court on Oct. 22.

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