Missing McKinney Kids Found, Dad Facing Kidnapping Charge

Craig Guresh was arrested in Memphis, Tenn., with his two children

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    Michele Bisconti will soon be reunited with her two children, Camren and Kaitlyn Guresh, after an Amber Alert located them in Memphis, Tennessee. (Published Monday, May 21, 2012)

    Two McKinney siblings that went missing over the weekend may be back in North Texas as early as Tuesday.

    Memphis Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation helped track down 10-year-old Kaitlyn Guresh, her 14-year-old brother Camren and arrested their father, Craig Allen Guresh, in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday night.

    Earlier in the weekend, an Amber Alert was issued for the siblings after Michele Bisconti, the children’s mother, said her ex-husband took them from her home.

    “The entire department has been working around the clock on this – and it’s always relieving and important when we can get the children back to their parents safely,” said McKinney Deputy Chief of Police Joe Ellenburg.

    Craig Guresh is facing felony kidnapping charges.

    According to McKinney police, authorities in Memphis spotted his car outside of a local La Quinta Inn. After FBI agents observed Guresh and the two children get in the vehicle, they pursued the car.

    Police said after about a mile, Guresh pulled over and tried to get away on foot.

    Guresh was quickly arrested by Memphis police and the children were placed in protective custody with Child Protective Services until their mother arrived to bring them home.

    Speaking to NBC 5 by telephone on Monday, Bisconti said finding her children is a “huge weight off of her shoulders.”

    She said she plans on bringing them back home as early as Tuesday.

    Bond for Craig Guresh is set at $1 million.

    Police could not confirm this afternoon if or when he will be brought back to Texas.