Dectrini Boldien

Dectrini Boldien

Lincoln County, Mo. - After being sought after by both Missouri and Minnesota law enforcement agencies, a Minnesota woman is in custody.

Dectrini Boldien, 30, of Red Wing, Minnesota turned herself in to Lincoln County authorities on Nov. 4, after retaining defense attorney Matthew Radefeld, who is based out of Clayton.

Boldien is facing a Class A felony charge in Missouri after an Oct. 18 accident on Highway 61 outside of Troy left her three-month child dead. A Lincoln County grand jury returned an indictment of endangering the welfare of a child, resulting in death.

Boldien and her attorney went in front of the Honorable Gregory Allsberry to request a reduction of the $250,000, cash-only bond that was levied against her after the accident, as well as to be served with the outstanding arrest warrant, according to Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Wood.

The request was denied, and she was taken into custody.

According to a probable cause statement filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Boldien failed to maintain her lane and struck a vehicle, causing her car to become stationary. 

A third vehicle then hit Boldien’s car, according to the Highway Patrol crash report. The child, who was not secure in a safety device at the scene of an accident, was transported to Cardinal Glennon and taken off life support in the days following the accident. 

Wood is seeking to transport the child’s body to Minnesota to be buried next to family.

Boldien was unable to be located by authorities after receiving treatment at SSM Health. It is unclear at press time why she was in Missouri, but she did violate the terms of her probation in Minnesota for leaving the state where she pled guilty to child endangerment after leaving her other children in a car for several hours while at court a few months earlier. 

She was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and a fine or community service.

Boldien was also arrested by Ramsey County in March of 2019 for threats of violence, assault in the second degree with a dangerous weapon and providing a false name or date of birth to police.

Her arraignment in Lincoln County is scheduled for Nov. 22 at 9 a.m.