UPDATE: The Wichita Falls Police say that the girl has been found and is safe.

Wichita Falls Police are investigating a child abduction that took place today in the 1600 block of 11th St at approximately 10:27 am.

Samayiah Sheppard, a 2-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.

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