Recovered toddler’s mom sent back to Tennessee after they were found in Evans

Caylen and Lakeisha Williams
Caylen and Lakeisha Williams(WRDW)
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 8:28 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2020 at 12:46 PM EDT
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UPDATE: As of July 31, Lakeisha Williams has been returned to Tennessee, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a toddler who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found in Evans with a noncustodial parent.

Caylen Williams, 21 months old, had been missing from Monroe County, Tenn.

He was believed to be with his mother, Lakeisha Williams, 22, who faces a charge of parental kidnapping.

Lakeisha Williams
Lakeisha Williams(WRDW)

The boy was found safe in Evans, where also arrested his mother, the agency tweeted this morning.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said it has deputies on the scene at 1203 Berkley Hills Pass.

“We were called there by the Monroe Co Tennessee SO in reference to an Amber alert they issued with the suspect and child possibly being at this residence,” Capt. Andy Shedd said in an email. “Deputies have located Lakeisha Williams, the mother who abducted the child, and the child, Kaylen Williams. Both of them are fine.”

The sheriff’s agency is also working with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI, according to Shedd.

Local authorities say they have no charges against Williams and are only holding her for authorities from Tennessee.

They also said she went to that house because she is a friend of the residents.

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