UPDATE 8:30 PM – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports the child has been found in Morgan County.
Wartburg, TN (2017-09-13) A statewide AMBER ALERT has been issued for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office for 3-month old toddler that was allegedly taken by his non-custodial father from a home in Wartburg Wednesday morning.
Authorities are searching Russell Joe Roysden, a 3-month old toddler from Morgan County, who was last seen at his residence in Morgan County. Authorities say the toddler was kidnapped from the home around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning by his non-custodial father, identified as Jerry Alan Roysden. The elder Roysden is said to have a violent criminal history. A warrant for kidnapping has been issued for his arrest.
Russell Joe Roysden is described as 2 ft. 2 in. tall with blond hair and blue eyes. Jerry Roysden is a 56-year-old white male. He is 6 ft tall and weighs 170 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Authorities do not have a clothing description or direction of travel.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jerry Alan Roysden, call 1-800-TBI-FIND or 1-423-346-6262.