UPDATE: Amber Alert for 11-year-old Va. boy canceled; boy found safe

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Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn

UPDATE: At the request of the Russell County, Va., Sheriff’s Office, the AMBER Alert was cancelled as of 9 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014.

“The search for Lucas Guinn and his abductor, Jimmy D. Guinn, ended Friday morning with their discovery during a traffic stop in Southwest Virginia,”the Russell County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “Lucas Guinn, 11, was safely recovered during that traffic stop. Jimmy Guinn, 67, was taken into custody without incident. The Sheriff extends his sincere appreciation to the public for their vigilance during the AMBER Alert activation and the many tips and leads called in to assist with the search.”

Previous story:

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. — An Amber Alert has been issued by the Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse for an abducted 11-year-old boy, according to WTVR.

According to reports, Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn is believed to be in extreme danger and was last seen at a middle school in Russell County, Va. Lucas is 4’8″ tall and weighs 84 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a red and black shirt and blue jeans when he was last seen.

Jimmy Donald Guinn

Jimmy Donald Guinn

Officials say the child is believed to be abducted by Jimmy Donald Guinn, 67, who is 5’11” tall and weighs 235 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown partially gray hair.

The two may be traveling in a 2004 purple Freightliner tractor-trailer with a Virginia license plate numbered 78471PY. Guinn might have possibly abandoned the tractor-trailer and could be in a large style burgundy pickup diesel truck.

Their destination is unknown but may be northbound towards West Virginia or Ohio.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Russell County Sheriff’s Office at 276-889-8033 or the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.

Source: WTVR


    • Not As Stupid As You'd Think

      From the fact that they have the same last name, I am under the impression that the man who is suspected of abducting him is his grandfather. I believe there would have to be some sort of story behind it for them to believe he’s in “extreme danger” so Raven’s question isn’t that ludicrous.

  • zoogirl

    I read in another news article that Jimmy is his father and had a warrant for his arrest for felony child abuse on his son. Prayers for a safe return. Hope Jimmy can do the right thing here.

  • Angel

    Okay I am with the others on this we really do not know who the man is to the child some say father some say grandfather. I have read just about all articals on this trying to find out WHY they would believe this child is in “EXTREME DANGER” I have yet to see why they may think this. We had one here in Md about 3 weeks ago got the alerts on our phones 3 times a day til she was found and they explained WHY they thought she would be in danger. There just isn’t enough information on this. Yes I know ANY abduction is dangerous but cant they give us any details? One artical mentioned the guys gf dropped him off and School on Tuesday and that the boy lived with her and his father who is always working running his truck so if she dropped him off on Tuesday and here we are on Thursday getting the alert?? This one is confusing indeed but I do hope for a safe return.

  • Elizabeth

    I don’t know that it’s our business as to why he’s considered to be in extreme danger. It’s our business to know that this child was abducted and needs citizens to be watchful so that we may contact authorities.

    • Angel

      well I did finally find WHY he is in danger the father is alleged to be abusive to the boy and it is his father who took him but not much else has been said. I know here in Md they explain why a child is in danger and just as to why we need to take precautions, I do so hope and pray this man does not hurt the boy!!!

  • notsonosey

    Really? Its no ones business except the authorities and child’s family. Can’t you just be compassionate_pray for the child _ and not be petty?

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