FLORENCE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- An Amber Alert has been canceled after two children who were taken from the custody of the Arizona Department of Child Safety in Pinal County on Tuesday morning were found safe in Louisiana, according to authorities.

DPS canceled the Amber Alert around 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday night.

[VIDEO: Amber Alert out of Florence canceled]

Troopers from the Louisiana State Police located the gold 2008 Dodge pickup with Louisiana license plate number C618802 on Interstate 20 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, according to a Facebook post

Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley, both 34, were taken into custody, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Troopers recovered 2-year-old Blaze and 5-month-old Ryder safely nearly 1,300 miles from where they were abducted.

Authorities began searching for Gladden and Kirkley after they allegedly took the two boys from DCS custody and were thought to heading to Mississippi or Louisiana.

[VIDEO: Amber Alert for 2 kids in Pinal County]

Kirkley has a history of domestic violence and might have had a weapon, police said.

The parents are known drug users, police said.

 


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nutsplash

They are victims of black society racism.

trsalemme

Democrap politician kills wife the shoots himself. https://www.foxnews.com/us/mississippi-candidate-murder-suicide-police-say

Tacoburger

Arms Let Me.......see? That's cool

AZMark

Wait a second - follow the timeline Incident occurred in AM Amber Alert in the afternoon Caught in Louisiana that night I dont find the timeline to be accurate - as usual, the media/society is in too big of a hurry to step back and look at whats in front of them. How do you drive from AZ to LA (Louisiana) in 12-14 hours?

ObeyLaws

Mark - That's called driving straight through - you know, like you do when you've kidnapped someone...

Wearenotperfect

"The media/society is in too big of a hurry to step back and look at whats in front of them." Not me, I see two whities! The White Insurgency continues.

Stanley Trump

Stop it

Wearenotperfect

Ok, I'll stop just for you. But as soon as they're back at it I'll have to call it out! No disrespect to you of course.

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MyOwnMind

How many lives have PARENTS DESTROYED by requiring DCS to take their children so they can be safe?

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Djamz

Daddy Dummy you’re still an idiot. What the f-uck do you know about these so called parents. Those children are in DCS custody for a reason. If the parents wanted their children back from DCS they would have kept to the program DCS put them on. These children are better off in DCS custody.

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ObeyLaws

"Daddy" - I'm all for disbanding DCS all together. Why waste OUR tax dollars meddling in other peoples' lives, right? Besides, parents these days are doing such great work in caring for their kids that DCS is not even needed....

TimBeatty

DCS has official custody and those are the pictures of the kids???? Hey DCS dispshiats at DCS, get a camera and take photos without stupid filters so we know what the kids look like.

Mommyof3

Way to go CPS good job in protecting those children freaking idiots

Coolmatt123

DPS are also known drug users. If DCS truly cared about the health and safety of children they'd be working down at the immigration camps. This false Amber alert wasted my battery, if they can't get their things straight I'm going to block the alert system

dcaz

useless, uninformed post. Please proceed to block the alert system. It is clearly wasted on you.

Wearenotperfect

It's waisted on me too!

robertscomputer

They dont stand a chance, truck is plated .[huh]

Wayne kenoff

I know this is a sad time and all, but that mom is hot

ObeyLaws

Wayne - Sorry bro, but obviously her preferences lean toward white trash... (Oh, and yes, this is a sad time I guess. Yawn.)

dcaz

typical from you... waste of screen ink.

dcaz

Could you be more inappropriate? No, don't answer. Based on your post... you could.

trsalemme

Gonna have to side with you on this one....

Shredder

How are we supposed to ID the kids with that dumb picture? I just heard that the Dad has the kids and may be on his way to Louisiana.

JF Conlon

That's for sure. And what sex are they? Can't tell from photos or names.

MyOwnMind

Must have had your light bulb changed. Good job!

nutsplash

The reason is clear. Government employees that do not posses the skills to do their job because affirmative action is the only reason they are they to meet quota, which means qualified people are not working there and this is the byproduct of this wonderful thing called affirmative action. Bad, bad, idea.

ObeyLaws

Well, that and it IS the government. Have you EVER known the government to be effective and efficient at anything? Nonetheless, people still have completely unrealistic expectations that this agency can magically solve ALL the problems that lowlife "parents" have taken a lifetime to create... (Not unlike how some people think universal healthcare run by the government is a magic solution to health care...)

dcaz

Dude... I hope you don't live in the US. If you do, please GTFO. All you can do is flame any and everything that get's posted. You are a waste.

ObeyLaws

dcaz - Thanks for reading and commenting. If I've motivated you enough to join the conversation and post a response (no matter how silly and hypocritical) then I've accomplished something. Keep reading and keep those comments coming!

ThinkingDude

Don’t sweat it. Every comment board has to have at least one resident troll. If we don’t feed him maybe he will eventually get bored and go away.

Wearenotperfect

@Thinkingdude Just like Marley all of a sudden disappeared like a f@rt in the wind? I think he may be using the alias Stanley Trump. I take that back, me and Stanley seemed to have hit it off pretty well so far.

bruce

Medicare is far more cost effective than any private insurance company, with the lowest overhead.

ObeyLaws

bruce - If your comment is addressed at me (?) 'Cost effective' and 'quality' health care are two different concepts as are 'Medicare' and 'universal health care.' Just sayin'

Wearenotperfect

You know what is even more cost effective than Medicare? The ability to self-medicate. End the War on Drugs!

bruce

You must be an affirmative action hire based on your writing ability.

tuazo93

If this abduction did occur in the morning, why was the Amber Alert only issued within the last hour?

Honk Honkler

I'd wanna know why the kids were taken away in the first place. Especially coming from an agency that was so bad they actually had to change the name.

Mommyof3

I totally agree

trsalemme

Probably because they wanted to sell the kids in LA for drug money

Tacoburger

Doom alert as two kids are abducted.......by their parents. Its a crazy world, folks.

trsalemme

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