3-month-old baby from North Texas found safe in North Carolina after Amber Alert, police say

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Friday, January 27, 2023
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KEMP, Texas (KTRK) -- An Amber Alert for a 3-month-old boy out of north Texas was discontinued early Friday morning after police say he was found in North Carolina with his mother, who abducted him.

Xyavier Calliste was found safe at about 2 a.m. Friday more than 1,100 miles away from his home in Kemp, near Dallas. The Kemp Police Department said his mother, Abigail Margaret Williams, has been taken into custody in North Carolina on an outstanding warrant for interfering with child custody until she can be extradited back to Texas.

According to police, investigators were able to track Williams from when she left a shelter for recovering mothers and their children in Dallas and then got on a bus to North Carolina. Upon her and the baby's arrival at the bus terminal, Fayetteville North Carolina police arrested her.

The baby boy is safe and is being kept in North Carolina's CPS until Texas CPS can make arrangements to bring the child back to Kemp, police said.

Williams and her baby had been staying at a Kemp shelter since Sunday. She was allowed to come and go as she pleased, but according to police, the infant was under the custody of Child Protective Service of Texas.

It is unknown if the biological father, who is from North Carolina but has ties to Smith County and the Dallas area, has any connection to the incident. Police did not provide the father's name.