Tennessee couple at center of Amber Alert facing charges

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

LEXINGTON, Tenn. — A Tennessee couple at the center of an statewide Amber Alert have both been arrested and charged.

It all started Sunday when Amanda Crout and her children — Amaylah Manley, 2, Tayvious┬áCrout, 3, Damaryious Crout, 1, and Adrik Manley, 8, — were reported missing.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert after authorities say 28-year-old Octavius Crout kidnapped the family at gunpoint.

Crout is the father of two of the children.

Several hours later, all five of them were found safe in Lexington. Octavius was nowhere to be found.

Monday morning, the Lexington Police Department posted on Facebook that Octavius surrendered without incident, WBIR reported.

He was charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated burglary.

The mother is also being charged in the case, WATE reported.

She is reportedly facing aggravated kidnapping, filing a false report, accessory after the fact and aggravated child abuse charges.

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