An 8-month-old girl and her mother who were the subjects of an Amber Alert have been found safe, Mesquite police said Tuesday morning.
The Amber Alert had been issued Monday evening for 8-month-old Nyla Crockett and her mother, 30-year-old Chernario Crockett. According to the Amber Alert flyer, the two were last seen Friday night in the 4800 block of North Galloway Avenue in Mesquite.
A police spokesman said Tuesday that the two were located safe and the mother was being interviewed by police.
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"We are grateful that the mother and child were located and are safe," a police spokesman told NBC 5. No other information about the circumstances surrounding the case was provided.
A Texas Department of Public Safety Amber Alert flyer described the mother as a suspect in the case. But a spokesperson for the Mesquite Police Department noted late Tuesday morning that he did not believe the mother would be charged with a crime, but stressed that a more definitive answer would be available later.
A Mesquite PD spokesperson explained that the delay in issuing the Amber Alert was because investigators did not obtain the information necessary to meet the requirements of an Amber Alert until Monday.