LEXINGTON, Tenn. – Law enforcement officials in Tennessee have charged a man in connection to the alledged the abduction of four children. The children and their mother were later were found safe.
The Lexington Police Department said that Octavius Crout was taken into custody without incident this morning.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 1-year-old Damaryious Crout, 3-year-old Tayvious Crout, 2-year-old Amaylah Manley and 8-year-old Adrik Manley were taken early Sunday in Lexington, Tennessee, along with their mother, 31-year-old Amanda Manley Crout at gunpoint.
TBI says the children later were found safe in Lexington, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Memphis.
Warrants have been issued on aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault charges for 28-year-old Octivas Crout, the father of Damaryious and Tayvious Crout.