Marshall Co. woman who disappeared with 8-year-old son now faces multiple charges for incidents with the boy’s father

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ARAB, Ala. -- A Marshall County woman who disappeared with her eight-year-old son earlier this year prompting an Emergency Missing Child Alert is facing multiple charges, and has had several run-ins with Arab Police. This latest arrest revolves around her son's father.

Belinda Curvin is in the Marshall County Jail, and this isn't the first time she has been there in the weeks since she returned her eight-year-old son to his father, who has full custody of him. She disappeared with her son for three days, unenrolling him from school, and prompting an Emergency Missing Child Alert. Curvin returned to Marshall County after that, telling officers at the Arab Police Department she took her son to Florida.

She didn't face charges then. Now though, she is, stemming from actions police say revolve around her son's father, Billy Joe Sanford. "On May first we took a report for burglary for Mr. Sanford," Assistant Chief Shane Washburn says, "Belinda Curvin broke into his residence and stole some clothing."

Later, Arab Police took another report. "The following day we responded to Warehouse Discount Groceries where Mr. Sanford reported that Belinda Curvin and a male subject had attacked him in the parking lot," Washburn said, "Mr. Sanford had advised that the male subject had thrown a knife at him hitting him in the back."

Police say he wasn't injured.

A few weeks earlier, Arab Police dealt with Curvin again. "We also had an incident where we arrested her for domestic violence," Washburn says, "During that incident, she also attacked one of our police officers during arrest."

Police say Curvin's son was not present during any of the recent situations.

Curvin is held without bond, and is also accused of violating a protection order Sanford had on her. She faces charges related to that as well.

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