UPDATE: No Criminal Charges Likely After Mesquite Mother, Infant Show Up Unharmed At Mesquite Police Department Following Amber Alert
MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — An 8-month-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found safe, along with her mother, police said.
An Amber Alert was issued for Nyla Crockett out of Mesquite Monday evening, and police were also searching for her mother, Chernario Crockett.
Police confirmed to CBS 11 News at around 5 a.m. Tuesday that the baby and her mother were found safe overnight. About an hour later, the Amber Alert was canceled.
The circumstances of how they were found have not yet been released.
Nyla Crockett had last been seen at 11:18 p.m. Feb. 21 in the 4800 block of N. Galloway Avenue.
Nyla was the focus of the Amber Alert, but family and friends appeared to be just as worried about her mother. According to their social media posts, Chernario had been missing since Friday as well.
Generally, to issue an Amber Alert, police must have some sort of evidence that a child is in imminent danger. However, Mesquite police did not immediately say what that evidence of danger was in this case.