UPDATE: Missing Tennessee child found safe

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Philip Izaah Whitten

Philip Izaah Whitten

TENNESSEE (WHNT) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirms Philip Izaah Whitten has been found safe. An Endangered Child Alert was issued for the 7-year-old Tuesday night.

The TBI reports the boy’s father is in custody.

Authorities had reported Whitten was taken by his non–custodial father Philip Eugene Roberts from a residence in Winchester, Tennessee at about noon on Tuesday.

Philip Eugene Roberts

Philip Eugene Roberts

Police say Roberts has a violent criminal history and is wanted by the Winchester Police Department for custodial interference.

 

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