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Michelle Siegert in Chippewa County court via video conference on Aug. 25, 2017 Michelle Siegert in Chippewa County court via video conference on Aug. 25, 2017

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - Charges have been filed against the boyfriend of Michelle Siegert, the woman accused of taking her children.

Adam Gifford was charged in Chippewa Count with six felony counts, including interfering with child custody and bail jumping. According to the complaint, Gifford told police he took Siegert and her children to a shelter in River Falls. Gifford knew that Siegert had a court order to not have contact with the children. 

Siegert is also facing four felony counts, including interfering with child custody. She will return to court Sept. 12

Gifford is free on $5,000 signature bond. He reutnrs to court Oct. 10.
 


Posted: Aug. 25, 2017

Chippewa Falls (WQOW)
- The search is over, and the two missing children from Chippewa County are safe. But now, the children's mother, who is accused of taking them, is facing charges.

On Friday morning, Michelle Siegert, 29, appeared in Chippewa County court via video conference. 

During the hearing, Judge Steve Gibbs set a $2,500 cash bond and ordered that Siegert have no contact with either her children or their father.

Siegert is facing charges of interfering with child custody and felony bail jumping from two prior felony cases.

Chad Verbeten, the assistant district attorney for Chippewa County, said, "When Mr. Heyde reported the interference with child custody, that was posted on the Chippewa Falls website and made known to news organizations, and broadcast, nonetheless, Ms. Siegert continued to evade law enforcement and not cooperate in returning the children to Mr. Heyde."

Siegert's case will now be transferred to Judge Isaacson. She will return to court September 5.

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