Child abduction leads to 15 year sentence

Child abduction leads to 15 year sentence 1
Nancy Fridley

Nancy Fridley pleaded guilty to child abduction and other related charges in Giles County, and was sentenced to serve fifteen years, court documents show. The charges were placed after she took a child from a Giles County church in May 2021.

Lawyers said Fridley told her boyfriend, Bobby Taylor, she was pregnant with his child while he was in jail. When Taylor was released and wanted to see his child, Fridley told Taylor the child had been removed from her custody. Later Fridley admitted to having had a procedure that would prevent her from getting pregnant.

There is no record of a child being removed by DSS.

Lawyers said Fridley told Taylor the same story when he returned to jail, and when he was released, Fridley told him that DSS had taken the second child.

In March and April of 2021, Fridley told neighbors that she would regain custody of her boys, “Bobby Jr.” and “Christian.” Fridley is also said to have been in the area of two other churches – New Valley Fellowship Church and Mountain View Ministries – in the weeks before the kidnapping and on the day Noah went missing.

She visited three church the Sunday that Noah Gabriel Trout was abducted. At each of the churches, she claimed she was there to pick up a child due to a sick parent but was unsuccessful and went back to Riverview Baptist Church, where she abducted Noah.

A little over 24 hours later, Virginia authorities found the little boy in the mobile home that Taylor shared with Taylor in Clifton Forge, about 90 miles away from Ripplemead. Police reported that the child was unharmed but said that all his hair was shaved off his head.

When Fridley was taken into custody, authorities recovered on her person a cigarette pack with two straws and three baggies of crystal meth. Her boyfriend, Bobby Taylor, was also charged in connection with the abduction. He pled guilty to the charges last year.