Missing boy found safe, Amber Alert canceled

Missing boy found safe, Amber Alert canceled

Credit: North Richland Hills Police Department

Jennifer Echeverria, left, is suspected of abducting her child Jagger Curry on Dec. 20, 2013.

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by MATT GOODMAN

WFAA

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 20 at 1:22 PM

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The Amber Alert issued Friday for the 5-year-old who was abducted at knifepoint by his mother was canceled after police officers spotted the two walking on a street in Haltom City. 

The alert, issued at 8 a.m. Friday, was de-activated at 11:40 a.m. Investigator Keith Bauman, a North Richland Hills Police Department spokesman, said Jennifer Lyne Echeverria abducted her son Jagger Curry from her grandmother's home at knifepoint in the 9200 block of Glen Haven Court. 

About four hours later, officers noticed the silver Lexus RX300 she fled in parked in the 2300 block of Owens Drive in Haltom City. 

"We found the vehicle and set up a perimeter," Bauman says. "Initially it was unmarked units so we didn't scare them off –– then officers saw them walking on the street." 

The boy was unharmed and Echeverria was taken into custody and taken to the North Richland Hills Jail. Charges are pending. 

The grandmother initially allowed Echeverria to enter the residence. Bauman said Echeverria has a criminal history but was unsure of the charges. The grandmother was the boy's legal guardian. 

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