Missing children found in Georgia, Citrus Co. authorities sayComments Off on Missing children found in Georgia, Citrus Co. authorities say
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said two children reported missing this weekend were found Monday in Catoosa County, Ga.
- Rylan Williams, Mason Williams reported missing Saturday
- Deputies say Stacey Williams hit guardian, took children from home
- Children were found Monday in Georgia
Authorities said 3-year-old Rylan Williams and 1-year-old Mason Williams were safe, and an Amber Alert has been canceled.
According to deputies, 38-year-old Stacey Williams, who is homeless, burst into the Lecanto home of her children’s guardian, hit the woman, and forcefully took her kids, Rylan and Mason, from the home Saturday afternoon.
Deputies said the court had placed the children with the victim and the mother had no legal rights to take them.
The victim told deputies Williams texted her earlier wanting to see the children but was told no. Shortly after, deputies said the suspect barged in and told the victim not to call 911. When the victim attempted to call, deputies said the suspect grabbed the phone from her and broke it on the floor.
Deputies said she then grabbed the victim by the face causing scratches and redness. She picked up her children and carried them away, deputies said.
A warrant has been issued for Stacey Williams, 38, for burglary with battery and interference with child custody.
A warrant was issued for Williams for charges of burglary with battery and interference with child custody.
No further information was released.