A 10-year-old boy was found safe and unharmed Friday just hours after an Amber Alert was issued on his behalf.
The child was found during a traffic stop in Bolivar with 20-year-old Brandi Williams, who was last seen with the boy at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday when she left a Denton apartment to go to the store, according to Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police.
A deputy with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office saw a red 2002 Ford Explorer with license plates that matched the ones issued in the Amber Alert for the boy, Jake Davis, just before 2 p.m. Friday.
Davis and his two siblings, ages 6 and 8, were being watched by neighbors in an apartment in the 1900 block of Colorado Boulevard while his mother and her boyfriend went out Thursday, Grelle said. The two siblings are now in custody of Child Protective Services. Officials have been in contact with the boy’s father, who lives in the Panhandle.
Williams went to the apartment and asked to borrow a car so she could go to the store, and the boy asked if he could go with her. He was reported missing at 6 a.m. Friday when they had not returned.
Police said they don’t know the relationships of all involved, but the neighbor did allow the boy to go with Williams to the store.
The Amber Alert was issued because Williams has a history with drugs and police were worried about the welfare of the child, Grelle said.
“People who use drugs don’t frequent the nicest places for children to be around,” Grelle said.
The case is under investigation and officials indicated they are unsure if Williams will face charges.
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