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Child in Texas Amber Alert found safe in Judsonia, 2 arrested

(Source: KLTV) (Source: KLTV)
JUDSONIA, AR (KAIT) -

A child believed to be abducted by his non-custodial parents has been found safe in Arkansas. Those parents are now in custody.

According to Texas authorities, 10-month-old Jax Laymance was reportedly abducted from his grandparents’ home in Palestine, TX. It is believed that Jeremy D. Laymance and Morgan L. Mosley, who are his non-custodial biological parents, took the child.

Early Friday morning, the Amber Alert for Laymance was canceled. Authorities said he was found in Arkansas.

According to information from the White County Sheriff's Office, deputies had received a message from the FBI regarding the Amber Alert and that a possible suspect's phone was pinged near the county.

The suspect's vehicle returned to an address on Rhoden Road in Judsonia.

Just before 11 p.m. Thursday the sheriff's office received an update on the location of the suspects at East Line Road in Searcy.

While deputies were en route to the Judsonia address, police officers in the city reported the vehicle was at the residence. Judsonia officers found the suspects and detained them.

Jax Laymance was found in the rear seat of the car in a car seat. The child was placed in an ambulance at the scene due to the cold weather.

According to the sheriff's office, a Texas investigator was contacted about the child being found. FBI investigators were also updated.

The child was turned over to the Department of Human Services in Arkansas.

The White County Sheriff's Office was initially advised by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office in Texas to release the suspects pending further investigation from their office.

However, by noon on Friday Jeremy Laymance and Morgan Mosley were arrested by White County authorities, according to our sister station KLTV in Texas.

Our sister station in Little Rock, KARK, spoke to the child's grandfather who claims the couple was not trying to do anything wrong.

"The parents did not go in and abduct their child, to them it was a rescue mission," said Del Garrett, Jax's paternal grandfather.

The child has reportedly been returned to his custodial grandparents in Texas.

Laymance and Mosley were both taken to the White County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

They were charged with interference with child custody and may face additional charges, according to White County sheriff's deputies.

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