PEARL, MS (WLOX) - An Amber Alert issued for a missing Pearl, Mississippi child has been canceled.
According to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, they have located 4-and-a-half-year-old Lincoln Green and the child's father, 37-year-old Richard Green, is in custody.
Warren Strain with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety tells WLOX News Richard Green got into an altercation with the child's mother and attacked her. He then fled with their son.
Strain says a truck driver spotted Green's 2004 GMC Envoy at a truck stop in Bogue Chitto in Lincoln County, Mississippi and called police.
Green was later stopped in Pike County, Mississippi where he was taken into custody. Authorities say they believe Green was headed towards Louisiana.
He is being temporarily held at the Pike County Adult Detention Center until authorities in Rankin County can take him into custody.
Strain tells us the child's mother is in bad shape and is being treated at a Jackson hospital.