Greenville Amber Alert Canceled After Boy, Father Found Safe

A 3-year-old boy who was the subject of a Amber Alert out of Greenville has been found safe in Missouri.

Police said an Amber Alert was issued after they were told 39-year-old Jacob Aaron Sneed threatened to kill himself and his child, Aaron William Josiah Sneed, by crashing his vehicle.  

After being last seen at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the boy was found safe Thursday morning at his grandfather's home in Missouri, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

At 5:56 a.m., the Amber Alert was canceled.

According to Autumn Barton, public information officer with the Greenville Police Department, Jacob Sneed lives with the boy's mother and the couple works opposite shifts. Barton said Sneed had made threatening remarks previously, but the comments were considered as being in the "heat of the moment" by the boy's mother.

Police were not sure about the exact events that led up to the child's abduction. The couple has no record of any domestic incidents.

No charges are expected because the father has rightful custody of the child. The child and father may remain in Missouri. However, as the mother also has rights to custody of the child, it'll be up to a court to decide what happens in the case.

Greenville police said they feel the Amber Alert was justified and said they will continue to investigate the threats about crashing the car.

Contact Us