FORT WORTH, Texas – An AMBER Alert for an 11-month-old girl that was believed to be in “grave danger” has been canceled after the child was found safe, Fort Worth Chief of Police Neil Noake said Friday.
Noake took to Twitter to announce that Harmony Rodriguez was located in New Mexico. She will be reunited with her mother soon.
Rodriguez was last seen in Fort Worth Thursday around 9:30 p.m. in the 13500 block of Little River Road, officers with the Fort Worth Police Department said.
According to Noake, Lancelot Dawkins, 26, who was suspected of abducting the child, has been arrested and is expected to face several charges.
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth reported that police said the girl was taken by her non-custodial father who pretended he was a police officer before assaulting her mother and taking the child. Police said the suspect arrived at the woman’s home at about 9:30 p.m., covered the peephole with his hand, and said he was a police officer, NBC 5 reported. When the door was opened, police said he went inside and choked Harmony’s mother until she was unconscious and then left with the girl.
Noakes said Dawkins has a history of domestic violence.