Update: Four Alabama girls reported missing from their home in Alabama on Thursday have been found safe in Georgia and their father arrested.
Clifton Christopher Buchanan, 34, of Sylacauga was arrested in Etowah County and charged with custody interference, AL.com reported. He’s being held without bond pending extradition proceedings.
The children were reported missing after the Department of Human Resources was granted temporary custody of the girls, ranging in age from 2 to 12, and officials couldn’t find them or their father.
Authorities in Alabama have issued an emergency missing child alert for four young girls from Talladega County.
Aaliyah Grace Buchanan, 12; Isabella Jane Buchanan, 9; Lacey Nicole Buchanan, 7; and Gracelyn Hope Buchanan, 2, were last seen in Sylacauga, about 45 miles southeast of Birmingham, on Thursday at about 11:35 a.m., the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said.
No further information was released.
Anyone with information should contact the Talladega Sheriff’s Office at 256-761-1556 or call 911.
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[Featured image: Buchanan children/Alabama Law Enforcement Agency]