Amber Alert issued for missing toddler
Patrolman Paul Klein was one of the officers involved in arresting the two fugitives and Klein spoke out to FOX 31 Thursday about the incident.
Klein said he and another officer were doing business checks around town when they spotted the car. They realized it was the same car in the alert and immediately pulled the car over for a traffic stop after running the license plates and getting a match.
When asked what was running through his mind at this point, Klein said all he could think about was the little girl and getting her to safety.
According to Lt. Ronnie Graddy, the child is currently in the care of DFACS.
Sylvester police officials say that a 2002 Pontiac Aztec matching the description of a Pontiac Aztec being sought in a Mississippi based Amber Alert was seen by Sylvester police.
Officers initiated a stop on East Franklin Street and both Harris and Studdard were arrested on possession of methamphetamine charges out of Mississippi.
Two-year-old Maliah was checked out by medical personnel and released to the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.
An abducted Mississippi toddler has now been found safe in Sylvester, GA.
The child's name is Maliah Harris. Harris is two years old and has blonde hair.
Authorities say she was found with, 34-year-old Donald Boyd Harris and 31-year-old Allison Kaye Studdard. Both are now in custody.
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