11-year-old Va. boy found, Amber Alert lifted

LEBANON, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Amber Alert has been cancelled for Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn who has been found, according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.

Police say the search for Lucas Guinn and his abductor, Jimmy D. Guinn, ended Friday morning with their discovery during a traffic stop in Southwest Virginia. Lucas was safely recovered and Jimmy Guinn was taken into custody without incident, according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.

Jimmy D. Guinn is being held without bond on child abuse and abduction charges following the AMBER Alert, police said.

The Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse issued an amber alert for 11-year-old Lucas Erza Silas Guinn, who was last seen in Lebanon, Va. Thursday morning.

Police said the child was believed to be in extreme danger and was last seen at Lebanon Middle School in Lebanon, Russel County, Va. Erza Guinn was described as 4'8'' tall, weighs 84 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair and is a white male. At that time, Police believed he was abducted by Jimmy Donald Guinn a 67-year-old white man, who was described as 5' 11'', weighing around 235 pounds, with blue eyes and brown/partially gray hair. Police said Jimmy Donald Guinn is a noncustodial parent.

Investigation revealed that Lucas was taken to Michigan and traveled back through West Virginia since his initial disappearance. Police received a tip shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Friday. The tip was in reference to a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 in Washington County, Va. When officials stopped the tractor-trailer, Lucas was safely recovered Lucas.

This case is under investigation, police said.

Please contact the Russell County Sheriff's Office at (276)889-8033 or the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453 (1-800-VACHILD).

You can find complete information at: http://www.vaamberalert.com/


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