Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old boy

Charles Shoemaker (left) is believed to have taken eight-year-old Charte Harris (right)

October 29, 2010 4:16:47 PM PDT
Houston police have issued an Amber Alert for missing 8-year-old Charte Harris who was last seen yesterday around 10am with his mother's boyfriend, Charles Shoemaker.

Shoemaker took Charte to Kate Bell Elementary School in Houston to register him in school but lacked all of the paperwork to do so. Neither the child or suspect has been seen since.

Charte is about 4 feet tall and weighs 110-120 lbs. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt and brown warm-up pants.

The suspect is the biological mother's boyfriend, Charles Elmer Shoemaker. Shoemaker, 29, is black and has a dark complexion and dark hair. He is 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs approximately 250 lbs. He was last seen yesterday wearing a multi-colored shirt and blue jeans and driving the child's mother's car, a 1999 dark gray Ford Crown Victoria with Texas License Plate number, BX6L210.

Anyone with information regarding this child, the suspect or the vehicle is asked to call the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600.


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