UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled after suspect returns 5-year-old boy to Missouri law enforcement

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Craig Emmerson was taken from a family home by his father Chad Emmerson after Chad assaulted the mother and discharged his firearm inside a home.

UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol says this Amber Alert has been canceled. The suspect returned the 5-year-old boy to law enforcement Friday afternoon.


Original story:

AVA, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a 5-year-old boy from Ava, Missouri.

Craig Emmerson was taken from a family home by his father Chad Emmerson after Chad assaulted the mother and discharged his firearm inside a home.

MSHP said Chad stated that the mother would never see Craig again.

The suspect could be headed to the Springfield or Howell County areas in a black 2020 Jeep Gladiator with red wheels and license plate SKU1LY.

If you have any information in relation to the whereabouts of the vehicle, suspect or child please call 911 or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at 417-683-1020.

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