Stanley Griffin is happy his two grandsons five-year-old Javante, and one-year-old Israel, are back home after their mother took them four days ago. "I like to be home," said Javante.
Griffin says police worked quickly to get the boys back from their mother, Laquanda Williams, who does not have custody, and took them to Victoria without his permission.
"I heard the phone ringing, I ran to it and it was the detective calling me, asking me to come up to the station, that they had located the children, and they were on their way to Houston," he said.
Missouri City Police say they worked around the clock, and got help from detectives in Victoria who found the boys early this morning at a hotel with their mother. "She poked her head out the hotel door and surveillance officers spotted her, knocked on the door, and she answered," said Missouri City Police Capt. John Bailey. "They knew it was her, saw the two children were asleep, and took them into custody."
Griffin has not yet spoken to Williams, and says he has no plans to press charges against her. However, she is no longer welcome in his home. "As far as me supervising any more visits, it won't be here," he said. "What we're going to do is petition the court to change the visitation where it is done in a visitation center."
Griffin says he has custody of the children because Williams suffers from mental illness. He says even after what has happened, he won't keep the children from their mother. "She's still their mother, and I'm going to still do the right thing," said Griffin.