SALINE COUNTY, Mo. – Three children taken from Saline County during a custody battle in 2017, are in protective custody in Texas.

On Thursday, deputy marshals and Texas task force officers took the mother, Shawn M. Rodriquez, 42, of Slater, into custody on Saline County charges.

Daniel, Ariana and David Olivera are in the care of Texas Family and Protective Services, while they wait for father to pick them up.