UPDATE: Newberry father, registered sex offender arrested after abducting his two children

Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Office
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Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
UPDATE: 4:30 p.m.

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - A Newberry father and registered sex offender has been arrested after abducting his two children.

Newberry County Sheriff’s Office reported that Tommir Toland, 11, and Ommira Toland, 6, were abducted by Tommy Lee Toland at 10 a.m.

Around 3 p.m. officials announced that the children had been found safe.

Tommy Lee fled by foot and a search ensued. He was found in a yard on Woodpecker Rd. in St. Mathews and taken into custody.

According to officials, Tommy Lee is a registered sex offender who threatened to kill the family and burn down the house.

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - An amber alert for two children who were abducted by their non-custodial father has been canceled.

Newberry County Sheriff’s Office reported that Tommir Toland, 11, and Ommira Toland, 6, were abducted at 10 a.m. by Tommy Lee Toland.

Officials announced around 3 p.m. that the children had been found safe. Tommy Lee, however, is still at large.

Tommy Lee is a registered sex offender who threatened to kill the family and burn down the house.

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office says he fled on foot and are actively searching for him.

Tommy Lee is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes who weighs 175 lbs.

Officials say he has tattoos on both arms.

Please contact the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office or 911 if you have information about Tommy Lee’s whereabouts.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - An amber alert has been issued for two children who were abducted by their non-custodial father.

According to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, Tommir Toland, 11, and Ommira Toland, 6, were abducted at 10 a.m. by Tommy Lee Toland.

Tommy Lee is a registered sex offender who threatened to kill the family and burn down the house.

The children were abducted from Brown Chapel Circle.

Tommir is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes who weighs 120 lbs.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and yellow shoes.

Ommira is described as a black female with black hair and brown eyes that weighs 50 lbs.

She was last seen wearing a black hoodied sweatshirt, multicolored pants, and black shoes.

Their father, Tommy Lee, is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes who weighs 175 lbs.

Officials say he has tattoos on both arms.

Please contact the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office or 911 if you have information about this incident.