Update: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that siblings Jaxson Evans, 4, and Lucy Evans, 2, had been found safe after an AMBER Alert was issued. No further details were released, Click Orlando reported.
Authorities in Florida have issued an AMBER Alert for two young children who have been missing since Wednesday.
According to First Coast News, Jaxson Evans, 4, and 2-year-old Lucy Evans were allegedly kidnapped in Columbia County on Wednesday by their non-custodial parents, 24-year-old David Evans and 23-year-old Sydni Jones. The children were last seen at a home in Lake City, where their legal guardian or guardians also live.
Jaxson Evans and Lucy Evans are believed to have been abducted by their parents. Their father has a history of domestic abuse. https://t.co/RQGJesZEFi
— First Coast News (@FCN2go) April 1, 2021
The news station obtained police records showing that David Evans has a recent felony domestic violence arrest. According to the arrest report, David Evans is accused of assaulting and attempting to strangle an unknown victim in October. He was charged with simple domestic assault and felony domestic assault.
FL AMBER Alert for 4yo Jaxson Evans & 2yo Lucy Evans. Last seen 200 block of SW Birch Place, Lake City. May be w/ 24yo David Evans & 23yo Sydni Jones. May be in silver Dodge Stratus, FL tag IS08VN. Have info? Contact Columbia Co. SO at 386-752-7015 or 911. #FLAMBER pic.twitter.com/NxhGKCIKP6
— FDLE (@fdlepio) April 1, 2021
According to WSVN, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has said that Jaxson was last seen in an orange T-shirt while Lucy was wearing a black T-shirt.
Authorities initially believed the suspects and the children were traveling in a silver Dodge Stratus, but investigators reportedly said this is no longer the case, and that a vehicle type is unknown.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at 386-752-7015.