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Amber Alert cancelled after 3-month-old found safe in East TN, suspect not in custody

The TBI has issued an Amber Alert for Russell Joe Roysden, a 3-month-old who the Morgan Co. Sheriff's Office say was kidnapped from his Wartburg, TN home by his non-custodial father, Jerry Alan Roysden, who has an extensive violent criminal history. (Images: TBI, MGN)

UPDATE (8:10pm): The TBI have cancelled their Amber Alert, as 3-month-old Russell Roysden has been found safe in Morgan County, Tennessee.

TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland told NewsChannel 9 that as of 8:49PM, Jerry Roysden is not in custody.

The TBI have a warrant for kidnapping out for Jerry's arrest.

Depend on us for more details as we learn them.


PREVIOUSLY:

The TBI has issued a statewide Amber Alert for Russell Joe Roysden, a 3-month-old who the Morgan Co. Sheriff's Office (MCSO) say was kidnapped from his Wartburg, TN home by his non-custodial father, Jerry Alan Roysden, who has an extensive violent criminal history.

The MCSO says Russell was kidnapped by Jerry Alan Roysden, his non-custodial father, on Wednesday around 10:00AM.

Authorities do not know what either of them were wearing, or what direction they headed.

Russell is a white male, 3-months-old, 2'02" tall, weighs 12lbs, and has blue eyes and blonde hair.

Jerry Roysden is a 56-year-old white male, 6'00" tall, 170lbs, and has hazel eyes and brown hair. Jerry has an extensive violent criminal history.

A warrant for kidnapping has been issued for Jerry's arrest.

If you have any information about either individuals' whereabouts, please call 911 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.


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