UPDATE: An Amber Alert has now been issued for these children.
Here's the text of the Amber Alert:
Blaze Kirkley (2 years), Ryder Kirkley (4 months)Last seen Jul 16, 2019 in Florence, AZ
This is an activation of the amber alert system. This is the Arizona Department of Public Safety. We have received important information regarding children abducted in Pinal County. Florence PD is looking for Blaze Kirkley two years old with Brown hair and green eyes, two foot nine inches tall and weighing twenty eight pounds and Ryder Kirkley four months old with brown hair and green eyes, two foot one inch tall and weighing fifteen pounds. The children were last seen in Florence Arizona and are believed to be in danger. Authorities say that the children may be in the company of Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley and they may be traveling in a 2008 Dodge pickup with Louisiana license plate C 6 1 8 8 0 2 that was last seen heading to New Mexico. They may be heading to Louisiana or Mississippi. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these children, please contact 9 1 1 immediately.
Here's the original story:
Law enforcement is asking people to be on the look-out for a couple who allegedly abducted two children from the Arizona Department of Child Safety early this morning.
Two-year-old Blaze and five-month-old Ryder Kirkley are thought to be headed for Mississippi or Louisiana, according to KTAR News.
A warrant has been issued for their parents, Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley. They're thought to be traveling in a 2008 Dodge pick-up with Louisiana license plate number C618802, the station reports.
They are reportedly traveling in a 2008 Dodge pickup with Louisiana license plate number C618802.
The Arizona Department of Transportation posted this photo of the couple:
Police say Kirkley has a history of domestic violence and is known to carry weapons, the station reports.
Lafayette Court records indicate Kirley has lived in Broussard at one time.
Blaze is 2 feet, 9 inches tall. He weighs 28 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes.
Ryder is 2 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 15 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes.
Anyone with information on the family’s whereabouts was asked to call 911.