COFFEE CITY, Texas – An AMBER Alert for an infant who was in the custody of Children’s Protective Services has been canceled, officials said Thursday.
According to the Coffee City Police Department, the child’s mother called Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, met with officials there, and turned the baby over.
“I want to express my extreme gratitude and appreciation to Sheriff Bodie Hillhouse with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney Jenny Palmer along with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, Center for Exploited Children, Secret Service and all the citizens who called in with tips,” Coffee City Police Chief JohnJay Portillo said in a Facebook post. “Words cannot express how happy we are that the child is safe.”
Police said the infant’s parents, Michelle Wolf and Ricky Williams, took the child back on July 5 and then fled.
The infant, Ryder Williams, had previously tested positive for narcotics, according to CPS.