Abducted Spotsylvania Co. toddler reunited with mother

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Spotsylvania County toddler was reunited with his mother Thursday after he was reportedly abducted by his father.

Early Thursday morning, Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert on behalf of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office for 3-year-old Zion Williams. Authorities say the young boy was abducted by his father, Joshua Williams.

Investigators say the child’s mother was badly beaten by her ex-boyfriend, J. Williams, before he made off with their son. The child’s mother was able to escape and run for help.

“She received really serious injuries to the face, the head and upper torso,” Captain Jeff Pearce with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office told 8News.

B080889FF3D34B128A368365EB8EF3A8Authorities considered Williams to be extremely dangerous and possibly armed. He has a violent history and made open threats to injure or kill the child in the past, investigators say.

We learned that J. Williams handed his son over to his mother, the paternal grandmother. With today’s technology, the secret service was able to track him down at Falconridge Drive in Spotsylvania County. He was taken into custody without incident.

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