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Cookeville Boy Found Safe; Amber Alert Canceled

Posted at 10:45 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 10:17:11-04

An Amber Alert has been canceled after a 12-year-old Cookeville boy was found safe.

The alert had been issued on behalf of the Cookeville Police Department Steven Merriman.

Steven was last seen with his noncustodial mother Sheila D Randolph. Officials said Shelia took the child from school in Cookeville around 3:14 p.m.

Cookeville police said she entered the building unnoticed as students were dismissing for the day.

According to investigators, she never displayed a weapon or threatened anyone. None of the other students were in danger.

A warrant was issued for custodial interference for Shelia Randolph.

Additional details weren’t available.