Amber Alert discontinued after 5-year-old East Texas boy found safe, authorities say

Zachariah Sutton, 5, (left) at the center of an Amber Alert. Authorities say he was possibly abducted by a woman (right). (Smith County Sheriff's Office)

SMITH COUNTY, Texas – An Amber Alert has been discontinued in the search for a 5-year-old boy who was believed to have been abducted by a woman in Smith County.

Zachariah Sutton, 5, was last seen in Overton, Texas at 11 a.m. on Sunday. He was wearing a gray-colored jumpsuit and black and white shoes at the time.

Zachariah was last seen with 59-year-old Pamela Medlock. She was last seen wearing a maroon plaid jacket and khaki pants, and reportedly driving a black-colored Jeep Wrangler.

No details were given, but Texas Alerts service issued a notification of the discontinuation Monday afternoon after the boy was found safe.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at 903-566-6600.

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