Police: Grandmother arrested for kidnapping infant grandchild and DUI

Mar 5, 2023, 8:42 PM | Updated: Mar 9, 2023, 5:26 am
FILE (Getty Images)...
FILE (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — Police arrested a grandmother who allegedly kidnapped her 2-month-old grandson and drove while intoxicated Sunday morning.

Jyssie Post, 41, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for first-degree felony child kidnapping, two third-degree felony charges of driving under the influence with a passenger under 16 years old, a third-degree felony of driving under the influence with two or more priors in 10 years, and three misdemeanor charges involving driving under the influence, according to the affidavit.

At approximately 4:23 a.m., police responded to a child kidnapping call at an apartment complex near 1999 W. North Temple. The complaint said her mother, Post, took her 2-month-old son without her permission.

According to the affidavit, Post attempted to leave the apartment with her 12-year-old daughter while intoxicated, but the complaint told Post she couldn’t. Post then told the complaint that she was also going to take her 2-month-old son away from her.

The complaint attempted to call a third party, her grandmother (Post’s mother), to help claim down Post and convince her not to take the two children while intoxicated.

“While the complaint was distracted with her grandmother, (Post) grabbed the two children and placed them in her vehicle,” according to the affidavit.

The complaint tried to stop Post from driving away with the two children but was unable to.

Sometime later, Salt Lake City police officers found Post on State Street operating her vehicle and stopped her, according to the affidavit. The two children were inside the car.

“Upon stopping her vehicle, officers smelled the odor of alcohol. (Post) had bloodshot eyes and admitted to consuming alcohol,” states the affidavit.

Post told officers that she believed she would fail standardized field sobriety tests and be taken to jail.

According to the affidavit, Post agreed to conduct the SFSTs and she showed signs of impairment. She also agreed to a breathalyzer test and blew a .108, well over Utah’s .05 legal limit.

Officers noted that Post’s license was revoked for a previous alcohol-related offense. She was also an alcohol-restricted driver and was required to have an ignition interlock device on her vehicle, which she did not.

Post has two prior convictions of DUI in 2021 and 2023, according to the affidavit.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories


Kevin Linford (Facebook)...
Andrew Adams

Additional sex charges filed against Utah businessman; prosecutors fear more victims possible

A man accused of sexually abusing multiple women at a party in Davis County last summer now faces new charges in Salt Lake County. 
1 day ago
(FILE) Salt Lake City Police car responding to a scene....
Madison Swenson

Man arrested after stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from SLC airport store

A 30-year-old man accused of stealing nearly $4,100 worth of merchandise from a store inside the Salt Lake City International Airport has been arrested.
1 day ago
Surveillance video captures the moment a masked person shoots at store employees at a Salt Lake Cou...
Madison Swenson

Police looking to identify person who shot at swap meet employees, stole jewelry

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person who shot at employees at a Salt Lake County swap meet and then stole jewelry.
1 day ago
Cherry blossoms bloom on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on March 27, 2023 in Washington, DC.  This...
Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press

Man accused of stabbing Senate staffer after prison release

A U.S. Senate staffer remained hospitalized Tuesday after police say he was attacked leaving a restaurant in Washington this weekend by a man who had been released from federal prison a day earlier.
1 day ago
Families leave a reunification site in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, March 27, 2023 after several child...
Associated Press

What we know about the Covenant school shooting in Nashville

Six people were killed at a small, private Christian school just south of downtown Nashville on Monday after a shooter opened fire inside the building containing about 200 students, police said.
1 day ago
Flags fly at half-staff at the Utah Capitol. (Photo from @GovCox/Twitter)...
Madison Swenson

Gov. Cox orders flags be lowered in honor of Nashville shooting victims

Gov. Spencer Cox has ordered all flags in Utah be lowered to half-staff in honor of the three children and three adults killed in a school shooting in Nashville.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Stack of old laptops with dark background...
PC Laptops

Old Laptop Upgrades You Need to Try Before Throwing it Away

Get the most out of your investment. Try these old laptop upgrades before throwing it out to keep it running fast and efficient.
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Close up of an offset printing machine during production...
Les Olson IT

Top 7 Reasons to Add a Production Printer to Your Business

Learn about the different digital production printers and how they can help your company save time and money.
vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
Police: Grandmother arrested for kidnapping infant grandchild and DUI