WHITE COUNTY, Ark. - Two people have now been arrested in the investigation of an Amber Alert from Texas on Thursday that ended with the child being found in Arkansas.
Officials say Jeremy Dean Laymance, 27, and Morgan Lynn Mosley, 24, were arrested around noon Friday by the White County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) in connection to the Amber Alert issued for 10-month-old Jax Laymance.
The WCSO acted on warrants obtained by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in Texas.
Laymance and Mosley have been charged with felony Interference with Child Custody and are being held on $50,000 bond each.
Texas officials say Jeremy Laymance has two prior arrests in Anderson County for evading arrest and was on parole from Arkansas for weapons charges and assault charges. He also reportedly had a warrant from Walker County, Texas for Theft by Check ($500-$1500). Mosley has a prior arrest in Anderson County in January of this year for Abandon/Endanger a Child Criminal Neglect and Injury to a Child, both felony charges.
The case is still under investigation and additional charges are pending.
WHITE COUNTY, Ark. - A 10-month-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Texas on Thursday is now in state custody after being found safe in Arkansas.
A news release issued Friday morning by the White County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) stated that "the FBI had pinged the phone from one of the possible suspects and the vehicle the suspects were in was traveling North towards White County." A check of the vehicle returned to an address on Rhoden Road in Judsonia, the WCSO said.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, it was learned that the suspects were near East Line Road in Searcy. WCSO deputies had been on the way to the address in Judsonia on Rhoden Road when Judsonia Police Department officers reported the vehicle was at the home. Judsonia officers were able to make contact with the suspects and detained them. The child that the Amber Alert was issued on was found in the back seat of the car in a car seat. Due to the cold weather, the child was placed inside an ambulance that had arrived on the scene.
The WCSO says it notified the lead investigator for Anderson County Texas that the child had been found and the investigator advised deputies to contact local Child Protective Services and release the suspects pending further investigation from Anderson County. The child was turned over to DHS.
WHITE COUNTY, Ark. - The Amber Alert issued in Texas on Thursday has been canceled after the child was found safe in Arkansas.
According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office in Texas, the 10-month-old was found in White County.
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - An Amber Alert has been issued Thursday night in Texas after police say a 10-month-old baby was abducted by his own parents, who are believed to be traveling to or currently in Arkansas.
Police are searching for 10-month-old Jax Dean Laymance. They believe Jax is with his father, Jeremy Dean Laymance, and mother, Morgan Lynn Mosely.
The Anderson County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) in Texas said the suspect came from Palestine, Texas, and may be headed to Judsonia, Arkansas, or Prescott, Arkansas. The ACSO has just pinged the suspect's phone to Jacksonvile, Arkansas.
The child is believed to be in "grave or immediate" danger.
The suspects are believed to be driving a 2013 black Dodge Avenger with the license plate 535WMB.
Police say the father is due in court Friday and they believe he is avoiding his court hearing.
If you have information, contact the ACSO at (903) 391-7601.