Abducted boy found, search for father continues

Christopher Guthrie, left, and Dylan Lane Guthrie (photos source Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department and Alabama Department of Public Safety)
Christopher Guthrie, left, and Dylan Lane Guthrie (photos source Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department and Alabama Department of Public Safety)
Dylan Lane Guthrie (photo source Alabama Department of Public Safety)
Dylan Lane Guthrie (photo source Alabama Department of Public Safety)

DADEVILLE, AL (WBRC) - A five-year-old boy taken by his father from his home overnight has been found safe.

Authorities said Dylan Lane Guthrie, 5, was found safe Tuesday afternoon. He was returned to his mother.

The state of Alabama Department of Public Safety issued an missing child alert for Guthrie earlier Tuesday after witnesses said the boy's father, Christopher William Guthrie, 24, took him during the night.

The DPS, in an alert sent to FOX6 News Tuesday morning, said Guthrie was abducted from his home in Dadeville at approximately 1:00 a.m. Tuesday.

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department said the incident began with a call to 911 of individuals breaking into a residents on Highway 49 in Notasulga. When deputies arrived, witnesses said Guthrie, 24, and Randall Keith Weldon, 20, of Dadeville, had abducted Dylan Guthrie and Weldon's three-week-old biological son from the residence. Deputies were also told the two men had assaulted a person at the house.

A short time later, Weldon and his son were located. Weldon was arrested and the baby was returned to his mother. The search continued Tuesday afternoon for Guthrie and his son.

No other details about the discovery of Guthrie were known. Authorities said they were continuing to search for Christopher Guthrie.

Christopher Guthrie was last seen driving a black, two-door 2001 Chevrolet Camaro, Alabama license plate 62B59C9. Authorities said Guthrie is wanted on other charges.

Anyone with information about Christopher Guthrie's whereabout is asked to call the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's office at 256-825-4264 or call 911.

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