Questions remain about "suspicious situation" at Olmstead Homes

News 12 at 11 O'clock / Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Augusta, Ga. (WRDW) -- Investigators say a call about a possible missing child ends up being a false alarm and "a suspicious situation."

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office won't comment on what exactly went down at the Lake Olmstead Homes Tuesday night, but neighbors have a lot to say. News 12 spoke to one mother who says the situation was scary. She also wishes the sheriff's office would've knocked on her door one last time to tell her no child is missing.

Dominic Williams is relaxing with her kids now, but as a mother of two she couldn't help but worry Tuesday night.

"I was scared wondering if the little girl is ok. Where could she be? Where could he have taken her?" Willliams asked.

The Lake Olmstead Homes were busy with investigators piecing together a possible situation no parent wants to go through. The call came in to dispatch around 9pm.

"F Court. Possible kidnaping just occurred. Stand by," is what could be heard over the scanners.

"I saw K-9 units. They had police on bikes. They had the street blocked. People couldn't get in. They told us that a child is missing and supposedly got abducted from the park," Williams told News 12.

"The female is approximately 2 years old wearing a pink jumper. She was taken from the park in Olmstead Homes. Complainant advised the female was screaming, "This is not my daddy!" and kicking and screaming trying to get away," dispatch told deputies over the scanner.

Despite our request, the sheriff's office won't comment on why the missing child case ended up being a quote "suspicious situation" or what exactly that situation was.

"We were wondering what was going on because they came out of nowhere," said Williams.

She says it's a relief to know help will come quickly if there's even a chance a child is missing, but it would've been helpful to get one last knock before the scene was clear.

"Let all the parents and kids know that it wasn't a child abducted. We would've felt better. I wouldn't have been as scared, but it was scary," she said,

The sheriff's office says a report isn't ready yet, but we should get one soon. Meanwhile we still have questions about why there wasn't an Amber Alert. Perhaps that's because deputies knew pretty quickly this wasn't what it seemed, but we don't know that for sure because the sheriff's office still won't comment.


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