Amber Alert Canceled for 6-Year-Old Boy
Omar Villafranca, NBC 5 News
The Dallas Police Department issued an Amber Alert Wednesday night for 6-year-old Marquis Drawhorn Jr. and canceled it when the boy was found safe.
The Dallas Police Department has canceled an Amber Alert for a 6-year-old boy.
An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday night for Marquis Drawhorn Jr., 6, who was believed to be with his father, Marquis Drawhorn Sr.
A 911 call was received regarding a major disturbance at 906 Emberwood Drive at about 5:56 p.m.
The caller stated that a man was involved in a disturbance with his ex-wife. The witness continued to state that the man had a knife and threatened to kill family members and himself. The witness added that the man left the location in the witness' vehicle with Drawhorn Jr.
Dallas police said Drawhorn Jr. was found safe with no injuries with a female friend.
The boy's father barricaded himself at 8020 Rothington Road until he voluntarily surrendered to authorities.
The Dallas Police Department reports that Drawhorn Sr. is in police custody.
Child abuse detectives are investigating the case.
Initial reports from Dallas police stated that authorities believed Drawhorn Sr. sexually assaulted the boy’s mother and then took the child; Drawhorn Sr. was also initially believed to be armed with a knife and threatening suicide.