Abducted 1-year-old boy found safe, child’s father arrested, Person County Sheriff’s Office says


Gabriel Newman (PCSO)

ROXBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A 1-year-old abducted from Person County on Thursday has been found safe and the suspect, the boy’s father, is in custody, the sheriff’s office said.

An AMBER Alert was issued for 1-year-old Gabriel Newman at 10 p.m. Thursday.

The Person County Sheriff’s Office said the abductor was believed to be Gregory Wendell Newman.

The two were said to be traveling north on Highway 57 toward Danville, Virginia in a VW Passat.

(National Center For Missing and Endangered, Inc.)

U.S. Marshals helped locate the child Friday morning. The child is safe.

Gregory Newman was taken into custody in Danville, Virginia connection with the abduction by U.S. Marshals.

CBS 17 will update this story as it develops.

Anyone with information should call 911.

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