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Spokane police searching for mother after alleged assault

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010, 1:24 P.M.

Spokane police are searching for a woman and her two young children after she reportedly violated court restrictions during an alleged domestic assault on Saturday.

Patricia Lyons, 25, is wanted on a second-degree assault charge. Police believe she’s with her 5-year-old daughter, Athena Lyons, and 2-year-old son, Ronnie Adams.

The children had been wards of the state but were returned to Lyons under a court order that police say Lyons violated on Saturday. Police say Lyons stabbed her ex-boyfriend in the hand.

The children are to return to state custody under a court order obtained by Child Protective Services, but police can’t find Lyons.

Lyons “is not in a healthy mental state and the children may be in harm,” according to a news release.

She may be driving a white Chevy Lumina with Washington license plates 229XWX.

Anyone with information on Lyons should call 911.

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