Alicia Omana
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Mother accused of kidnapping son at knifepoint released on $50K bond

A Cherokee County mother accused in the kidnapping of her 11-year-old son was granted bond Friday and released from jail.

Alicia Omana had been behind bars without bond since the Aug. 27 incident involving her son. The boy’s father called 911 after he became concerned Omana was trying to leave the state with him, according to Cherokee County deputies.

The 34-year-old was arrested after police spotted her vehicle on I-85 north of LaGrange. The boy was found inside the vehicle with visible injuries to his arms, deputies said.

Omana is accused of handcuffing her son and taking him at knifepoint from their Woodstock home.

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A judge on Friday granted Omana a $50,000 bond, and she was released from jail Saturday, authorities confirmed. Charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated assault, first-degree cruelty to children and battery will go forward, all related to domestic violence.

Omana’s case has not been indicted.

While she awaits consideration by a grand jury, Omana must wear an ankle monitor and cannot have contact with her son or her husband, the child’s father, according to a bond order. She cannot be in Cherokee County except for court dates or meetings with her lawyer and has arranged to live in Marietta.

She must also undergo a mental health evaluation within the next two weeks and follow up with recommended treatment, a judge ordered.

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October 20, 2019

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