Update: Missing children found safe, suspect arrested
Fri, 04 Feb 2011 23:01:52 GMT —
Update: Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m.:
The Amber Alert for 5 missing children is over.
The Pettis County Sheriff's Department confirmed with KRCG they were found safe in Pettis County by a highway patrol trooper.
The trooper pulled over the suspect, Michael Minor, on Highway 50 just outside Sedalia.
The trooper was monitoring traffic, saw a similar vehicle that matched the description and initiated a traffic stop, said Sgt. Collin Stosberg with Highway Patrol Troop A.
Stosberg said the license plate given in the Amber Alert did not match the vehicle TMs plates, but the car was similar. He said Minor was headed eastbound on 50, possibly back to Eldon, Missouri where the children were taken.
The trooper arrested Minor. He is in the Pettis County Jail awaiting possible charges.
Highway Patrol spokesman Stosberg said the children were found safe. He said a motive for the incident is still under investigation, but said it may have stemmed from an early morning domestic dispute.
Updated: Friday, Feb. 4, 5:20 p.m. Authorities believe Minor is traveling in a 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass or Ciera with the license plate number WE2L5C. He is 6-feet tall and weighs 320 pounds. He has brown hair, blue eyes and is a white male.The children were all last seen wearing pajamas. They were taken from a home on Old Tuscumbia Road in Eldon.
Updated: Friday, Feb. 4, 5:10 p.m. The Missouri Highway Patrol has issued an amber alert for the five missing children in Miller County. The five children are Marissa Cochran, 10, Grace Minor, 8, Stephanie Minor, 6, Chloe Minor, 4 and Zackary Minor, 2. Original Story: Miller County Sheriff William M. "Bill" Abbott said five children were missing from Miller County on Friday.The children are aged 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 and authorities believe they were taken by a non-custodial parent early Friday morning.Michael Minor is the person of interest in the case and could be on the way to the Kansas City/Liberty area.Anyone with information on the children or Minor's whereabouts should call the Missouri State Highway Patrol at (573)751-1000, the Miller County Sheriff's Office at (573)369-2341 or local law enforcement.The Highway Patrol has not issued an Amber Alert yet, but expects to issue one soon.