*** Update: Samayiah Sheppard has been located and is safe. The case is currently being investigated by WFPD Juvenile Detectives. No arrests have been made at this time. *****
Juvenile Detectives with the Wichita Falls Police Department are investigating a parental abduction that took place today in the 1600 block of 11th St at approximately 10:27 am.
Samayiah Sheppard, a two year old black female, was taken from her mother by a non-custodial parent, Rodney Sheppard, a 19 year old black male. He fled the scene with the child in a white four door sedan. The child was last seen wearing a red shirt with red pants.
Rodney Sheppard has two active warrants out of Wichita County for Aggravated Assault. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
If you have any information on his or the child’s whereabouts please contact WFPD Detective Henderson or SGT Sheehan at 720-5000.