Amber Alert canceled: 18-month-old found safe, dad arrested

 

 

UPDATE: HOUSTON (KHOU) -- An Amber Alert issued Wednesday morning for an 18-month-old boy who was taken from his mother by his biological father has been canceled.  Luke Towner has been found.

The sheriff's office said Luke's father, Cody Towner, assaulted the mother and took him on Monday, May 20 from the Crown Plaza Hotel along the Southwest Freeway.    He also allegedly stole a four-door 1998 tan Ford F150 truck when he fled with the toddler.

Criminal records show Cody Towner has a history of violence, and the Harris County Sheriff's Office said he threatened to kill himself and the child, but Luke was found safe Wednesday afternoon.  Cody Towner was arrested on the ferry in Galveston. 

It was not clear why the Amber Alert was issued two days after the alleged kidnapping.

 


HOUSTON (KHOU) -- An Amber Alert was issued late Wednesday morning for an 18-month-old boy taken from his mother by his biological father, the sheriff's office said.

Criminal records show the father has a history of violence, and the Harris County Sheriff's Office reports the man has threatened to kill himself and the child.

The toddler, Luke Towner, was described as a white male, approximately 2 feet tall, weighing 26 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

The sheriff's office said the suspect assaulted the mother and took the baby Monday, May 20 from the Crown Plaza Hotel along the Southwest Freeway.

The suspect also allegedly stole a vehicle, described as a four-door 1998 tan Ford F150 truck with Texas plate 57RDX7.

Authorities described the suspect, Cody Towner, as a white male, 5' 11" tall, weighing 140 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

A photo of the suspect was not immediately available. It also was not clear why the Amber Alert was issued two days after the alleged kidnapping.

Anyone with information regarding the child, the suspect, or the stolen vehicle is asked to call the Harris County Sheriff's Office immediately at 713-967-5890.

 


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