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RIVERDALE | Baby kidnapping suspect to appear in court
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RIVERDALE, Ga. -- The 19-year-old woman accused of trying to take a baby from the newborn unit of Southern Regional Hospital will appear in court Thursday.

Naquelle Ballard's hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

She was arrested in Lake City at about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, roughly an hour after police say she walked into the hospital's Women's Life Center and tried to kidnap a newborn girl.

An alarm sounded and two hospital employees confronted Ballard, who ran off without the baby. Officers tracked her to a location about five miles away.

Investigators say Ballard faces charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment.

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