UPDATE: Two missing Anniston children found safe

Photo shows Jayden Scearcy (left) and Jesse Reid (right).

UPDATE: Law enforcement officers on Saturday safely recovered two Anniston children in Indiana who’d been reported missing Friday.

Anniston police Chief Shane Denham said Jesse Lee Reid, 4, and Jayden Lee Scearcy, 13, were found with their grandmother, Donna Scearcy.

She was arrested on a warrant for second-degree kidnapping, Denham said.

“The kids were recovered safely,” Denham said.


ORIGINAL: Police in Alabama are searching for two missing children believed to possibly be heading toward the Lafayette area.

Thirteen-year-old Jayden Scearcy and 4-year-old Jesse Reed left the Anniston area on Nov. 1 and have not returned, police said.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the children may have been taken by their grandmother, 56-year-old Donna Scearcy.

Donna Scearcy
(Donna Scearcy)

Police said they could be traveling toward the Lafayette area in a 1999 Green Pontiac Montana with an Indiana plate USM486.

Jesse Reid is a white male with brown hair, weighs 50 pounds and is 3 feet 6 inches tall.

Jayden Scearcy is a white male, stands 5 feet tall, weighs 80 pounds and has brown hair.

A felony warrant for kidnapping of a minor was issued for Donna Scearcy on Nov. 1.

If you have any information on the children or Donna Scearcy, call 911 or your local police department.

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