Missing Halifax Girl Found Safe

HALIFAX, VA— Authorities say an 18-month-old girl abducted from Halifax County has been found safe.

18-month-old Alexis Rose Carwile was found safe early Friday morning, after authorities say the girls' parents abducted the child Thursday following a custody dispute.

The Campbell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court awarded custody of Alexis Rose Carwile to the county's Department of Social Services on Thursday.

The child's parents, Eric E. Black and Jennifer D. Carwile, refused to comply with the court order and abducted the child Thursday afternoon from a home in Halifax County, Halifax County Sheriff's Department said.

An AMBER Alert was issued late Thursday, and early Friday morning, a UPS driver contacted Chesterfield County Police about a vehicle with the same license plate as the one in the AMBER Alert, the Halifax County Sheriff's Department said.

State troopers stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver and suspect, Eric E. Black, 41, of Halifax. He is currently being held without bond at the Riverside Regional Jail in Hopewell.

Officers were then able to locate the abducted infant and suspect Jennifer Carwile at a residence in Prince Georges County, Md., at approximately 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Jennifer Carwile, 35, of Campbell County, was arrested and taken into custody.

State Police officials said the child is now safe with child protective services.

Copyright 2012 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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