Amber Alert canceled for 13-week-old Kemp boy found safe; parents arrested, police say
Kemp police announced Friday morning that they found a missing 13-week-old boy safe in North Carolina and arrested his mother, Abigail Williams, who is accused of kidnapping him from a domestic violence shelter in Kemp.
Williams and her son were located at a bus terminal in Fayetteville, North Carolina, around 2 a.m., police said in a statement on social media.
Officials said the child is “safe and sound” and will be kept by North Carolina’s Child Protective Services until Texas CPS brings him back to Smith County.
Williams was arrested on the charge of interfering with child custody. She is being held in North Carolina until she can be extradited back to Texas, authorities said.
The child’s biological father, Xyavier Moses Adam Calliste, was also arrested Friday and is being held in the Cumberland County Jail in Fayetteville with a hold for the State of Texas, according to KXAS-TV. The charges against him are unspecified.
Police in Kemp said they were notified around 9:23 p.m. Wednesday of a possible abduction at a domestic violence shelter that houses abused or recovering mothers and their children. There, they were told that Williams arrived Sunday with her infant son who was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services but allowed to stay at the shelter with his mother.
On Wednesday, Williams left the shelter with her son, according to police.
The child is on prescription medication that must be taken with formula, according to police. Both the formula and medication were left behind.
At the time of the abduction, police said it was unknown if the child’s biological father, who is from North Carolina and has ties to Smith County and Dallas, had anything to do with the child’s disappearance.