UPDATE: Authorities believe woman arrested in abduction visited two other area churches

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2:22 p.m. UPDATE: PEARISBURG, VA(WVNS) — The Giles County Sheriff’s Department gave an update on the investigation on the abduction of Noah Trout. Authorities said the people arrested in connection to the case, Nancy Fridley and Bobby Lee Taylor, had no connection to 2-year-old Noah. Investigators said Fridley had been to two other churches prior to kidnapping Noah Trout on Sunday, May 2.

Deputies said they believe Fridley visited New Valley Fellowship Church and Mountain View Ministries the morning of the alleged abduction. Both churches are in Narrows, VA.

Authorities believe that Fridley may have been “casing” other places outside of Giles County to allegedly commit similar crimes. They said there could be other potential witnesses of the abduction. Deputies are asking people to contact local law enforcement agencies if you have seen Fridley or the vehicle allegedly being driven during the abduction, a dark gray 2007 Chevy Trailblazer.


Monday, May 3, 2021 at 10 p.m. UPDATE: PEARISBURG, WV (WVNS) — WFXR, the sister station of 59News, confirmed the boyfriend of Nancy Fridley was also charged in connection to the case.

Bobby Lee Taylor was arrested and charged with one count of abduction. Both Fridley and Taylor are currently in the Alleghany Regional Jail.


Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4 p.m. UPDATE: PEARISBURG, WV (WVNS) — The identity of the woman who abducted 2-year-old Noah Trout from a church nursery in Giles County has been revealed.

Nancy Fridley, of Clifton Forge, VA, has been charged in the abduction of Noah Trout. Authorities said Noah was found in Fridley’s home in Clifton Forge. Noah has been safely reunited with his family.

No other information will be released due to the nature of the ongoing investigation.


PEARISBURG, VA (WVNS) — Two-year-old Noah Trout, who was abducted from a nursery inside Riverview Baptist Church on Sunday morning, has been found safe.

The announcement comes after an AMBER Alert was issued for Noah on behalf of the Giles County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies said Noah was abducted by an unidentified woman driving in a dark-colored SUV or van. In addition, Riverview Baptist Church say there was a suspicious vehicle parked across from the church parking lot for a long period of time during Sunday morning’s second service.

According to the Giles County Sheriff’s Office, Noah is currently in the custody of VSP Tactical Team members and members of the FBI. The sheriff’s office said they will release more details on the investigation at a later press conference at 4:30 p.m.

Stick with 59News as we continue to update on the situation.

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