Amber Alert canceled, 3-month-old found safe


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WARTBURG, Tenn. — A Tennessee 3-month-old was missing, and authorities say his noncustodial father kidnapped him. Thankfully, the little boy has been found safe.

According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Jerry Alan Roysden, 56, came to baby Russell Joe Roysden’s home in Wartburg around 10 a.m. Wednesday and took him. Jerry Alan Roysden does not have custody of the boy.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on the charge of kidnapping. He already has an extensive violent criminal history, according to the alert.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide Amber Alert around 6 p.m. By 7:15, the TBI announced Russell Roysden had been found safe in Morgan County. The TBI did not provide further details.

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