Jackie Dougherty

Jackie Dougherty

KINGMAN — The Arizona Department of Child Safety has taken custody of an infant whose mother admitted writing in the name of a friend on her daughter’s birth certificate.

Deputy Kingman Police Chief Rusty Cooper said investigators believe that Jackie Dougherty, 30, did so because there was a warrant for her arrest and she feared possible health complications for her newborn daughter due to her drug use during pregnancy.

Cooper said Dougherty already was in jail for a probation violation when she was charged with forging the certificate on Aug. 29.

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