UPDATE: 3 children found safe, suspect located after AMBER Alert issued in Calhoun Co.

Suspect charged with kidnapping, domestic violence
Charges filed against Calhoun Co. kidnapping suspect
Published: May. 9, 2023 at 9:49 PM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2023 at 4:58 AM CDT
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OHATCHEE, Ala. (WBRC) - The Ohatchee Police Department confirms the suspect has been located and three children police say were abducted Tuesday morning have been located and are safe.

The State of Alabama had issued a Child Abduction Emergency/AMBER Alert after police in Ohatchee said three children were abducted early Tuesday morning.

Police said the children were last seen Tuesday morning, May 9 around 5 a.m. on Boiling Springs Road in Ohatchee. The children were believed to be in extreme danger.

Officials said the children were abducted by 31-year-old Stephen Channing Pruitt.

Pruitt has been charged with first-degree kidnapping and first-degree domestic violence. He is being held in the Calhoun County Jail with no bond.

If you have any information regarding the missing children, please contact the Ohatchee Police Department at (256) 236-6600; or call 911.

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