A couple of children were found safe a couple of hours after an Amber alert was issued early Wednesday morning. The alert was cancelled after the children were located, and were safe.
KWCH TV in Wichita, citing to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, says deputies were dispatched to US 183 and Saline River Road in Ellis County shortly after midnight Wednesday. When they arrived, they found the mother of two children, ages three and one. She told deputies their father, Bryce McDowell of Plainville, intentionally forced her to stop, then rammed into her vehicle to disable it. She says he then got out of his vehicle and removed the children from her back seat and drove away.
Police tried to find him in that area. When their search turned up empty, they issued a statewide Amber Alert for the boys.
Hours later, McDowell was found and taken into custody in Rooks County, just west of Webster Lake. The two children were found safe and taken into the state’s custody without further incident.