DURHAM — A missing 10-month-old from Angier, Tamiyah Elissy Bryant, was found safe in Emporia, Va. with her father Rodney Bryant, less than 24 hours after an Amber Alert was issued.
Durham Police said a customer at a McDonalds in Emporia spotted the white 2002 Suzuki Vitara that Rodney Bryant was driving at about noon Sunday and called 911.
Emporia Police arrested Rodney Bryant without incident and Durham Police will be transporting the infants mother, Elssy Olivares, to Emporia to recover the vehicle and return home with her daughter.
Rodney Bryant will be extradited from Virginia and will face charges handled by the Wake County Sheriff Department.
The Amber Alert, issued Saturday morning, said Durham Police were looking for the infant, who they said was abducted by her father from 30 Glen Ridge Court in Angier and spotted on Interstate 40 just past Highway 55, heading west.
At that time, Durham Police Daniel Edwards said the parents were on their way to Durham from their home in Angier when the suspect put the mother out of the vehicle.
She was on her way to work, and he was beating her, Edwards said. Shes OK. She did not need any medical treatment.
A news release from Durham Police said before the abduction, Rodney Bryant also threatened to kill himself and the girl. From staff reports