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10-year-old found safe after AMBER Alert issued; father in custody

Department of Social Services placed Breanne and her 8-year-old brother in their grandmother's custody a few days ago.

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. — An AMBER Alert has been canceled after a missing 10-year-old girl from Sampson County, North Carolina was found safe Tuesday evening.

Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton told WRAL that the county Department of Social Services placed Breanne and her 8-year-old brother in their grandmother's custody a few days ago. Jonathan Lewis Jones, the children's father, went to the home outside Turkey on Monday night and took the girl, WRAL reports. 

"The dad shows up last night takes the daughter and leaves," Thornton told WRAL. "He has two children, a son and a daughter, but the daughter was the only one of the two that went with him."