Amber Alert in Virginia Called Off


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An Amber Alert issued Saturday by the Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse for an abduction of a teenager has been called off.

Fifteen-year-old Dustin Wade Shaver was found safe by authorities at approximately 7:15 a.m. Sunday. Virginia State Police noted that the teen was found in North Carolina.

The original alert read:

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is looking for Dustin Wade Shaver, white, male, age 15 years old, height 5 feet 05 inches, weight 130 lbs, with blue eyes and straight brown hair, wearing white tshirt shirt, blue / brown shorts pants, blk / blue addidas (sic) tennis shoes shoes.

The child is believed to be in extreme danger and was last seen at 320 Pannell Drive, Hurt, Va.

The child is likely abducted by Denise Michelle Shaver, white, female, age 39 years old, height 5 feet 07 inches, weight 223 lbs, with blue eyes and straight brown hair wearing unknown unknown shirt, unknown unknown pants, unknown unknown shoes, unknown unknown, unknown unknown and Kevin Scott Parrish, white, male, age 24 years old, height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 180 lbs, with hazel eyes and blonde hair wearing unknown unk shirt, unknown unknown pants, unknown unknown shoes, unknown unknown, unknown unknown.

They may be traveling in a 1995 green jeep jeep, license VAC 5770, va, unknown.

Dustin Shaver was located in Benson, North Carolina, and both suspects described in the alert are in custody, facing charges of abduction. Denise Shaver and Kevin Parrish are both being held in the Johnston County Jail. A third suspect, Kayla Hoy, is being held in Wake County, NC.

Persons convicted of kidnapping can expect to be sentenced to a lengthy prison term, and in some states and at the federal level, might be incarcerated for life. If a death occurs during a kidnapping incident, capital punishment might be enforced. Abduction is so harshly punished because it involves a forceful dispossession of liberty, typically is aligned with a separate criminal offense and requires a particularly depraved level of criminal recklessness.

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