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AMBER ALERT UPDATE: 8-year-old reported missing Sunday found safe

FOUND: 8-year-old Dakota Knox. FOUND: 8-year-old Dakota Knox.
8-year-old Dakota Knox 8-year-old Dakota Knox
Samantha Hattaway, accused of abducting 8-year-old Dakota Knox. Samantha Hattaway, accused of abducting 8-year-old Dakota Knox.
A stock photo of the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer involved in the abduction of Dakota Knox. A stock photo of the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer involved in the abduction of Dakota Knox.
RUSTON, LA (WVUE) -

Ruston Police Department report that 8-year-old Dakota Knox was found safe in Ouachita Parish.  Authorities continue the search for the child’s suspected abductor, 23-year-old Sommer Ann Hattaway.

State Police issued an Amber Alert Sunday after the child was suspected to be abducted in Louisiana.


Knox was reported missing around 7:25 a.m. on Oct. 25 at the Lincoln Motel in Ruston, La. Police say he was asleep in the rear seat of a car that was stolen from the motel. The car, a black 2000 Mercury Mountaineer with Louisiana license plate ZAW146, is believed to have been stolen by Hattaway.


Hattaway is described as a white woman with brown hair and blue eyes. She is about 5'2" tall and weighs about 115 lbs.

Further inquiries or information related to the ongoing investigation should be directed to Ruston Police Department Deputy Chief Clint Williams at 318-255-4141.

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