TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A statewide AMBER Alert was issued for Ashlynn Wells, 10, and Desmond Wells, 11, out of West Rusk County, Texas at 5:55 a.m. on August 31. Law enforcement officials said the children are in grave danger.
According to the alert, the children were last seen around 1:15 p.m. Monday afternoon, August 30, near the 11200 block of Hwy 84 West in Rusk, which is about an hour south of Tyler.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For 12-Year-Old Girl Out Of Converse, Texas
The alert named Jesse Ray Schmidt, 32, as the suspect. He’s 160 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes, a beard and 5’10”.
Ashlynn was last seen wearing a peach t-shirt, peach shorts with gray/pink Nike shoes. She’s 109 pounds, 5’2″ with blonde hair and blue eyes. She has dimples and a scar on her right ring finger. She also has a dark birthmark on her left thigh.READ MORE: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Mental Health, Led To More Drug Abuse, CDC Says
Desmond was wearing a blue/black t-shirt, gray shorts with Wolverine hiking boots. He’s 154 pounds, 5’5″ with blonde hair and brown eyes. He has a scar on his left shin.
Schmidt is driving a black 2021 Honda Civic with a Texas license plate number BNX6155.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 683.2271.MORE NEWS: US To Deport 'Massive' Number Of Haitian Migrants From Texas Border Town