Four missing children from Arab, Alabama, were found safe and are on their way back to their grandmother’s house after their non-custodial parents reportedly kidnapped them.
WHNT reports that Corbin, Alexander, Nicholas, and Ian Simmons disappeared on Dec. 9 from their grandmother’s home in Arab. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a missing child alert shortly after and state the boys were likely taken from the home on Dec. 8 between midnight until the time their grandmother wakes up at around 7 a.m.
On Monday, the father of the boys, Marcus Simmons, and the mother of three of the boys, Karissa Cummings, turned themselves in at midnight to Morganton, North Carolina, authorities. The Department of Human Resources stated that they’re working to get boys transferred back to Alabama to their grandmother’s care.
According to court documents, the suspects lost custody of the children the day before the boys disappeared, AL.com reports. Arab Assistant Police Chief Shane Washburn said that both Simmons and Cummings are currently in custody in North Carolina, but in the process of being transferred back to Alabama.
“Right now, they’re in custody of local law enforcement in North Carolina, and we’ll be in the process of getting them back to Alabama. I’m not certain of the details of how they got them yet.”
The non-custodial parents are charged with a Class C felony count each of interference with child custody. If convicted, they both face up to 10 years in prison.
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[Feature Photo: Marcus Simmons and Carissa Cummings/Police Handout]