Father, grandmother of missing AMBER Alert girl arrested in N.J.

Courtesy Charlotte County Va. Sheriff's Office
Courtesy Charlotte County Va. Sheriff's Office

- The biological father of the 4-year-old Virginia girl who was abducted last Monday and the subject of an AMBER Alert since last Wednesday turned himself in to police here in Monroe Township, New Jersey, early Tuesday morning.

Police said Dylan James Richardson, 24, brought Annabelle Doretha Hope Richardson to the Monroe Township police station just after 5am and gave himself up.
 
They also said the girl appeared in good health and was unaware of the incident.
 
Virginia authorities had been looking for the two, last seen last Monday in the area of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. Police had said they “may be headed to New Jersey” in a 1995 burgundy Chevy van with Virginia license plate VMG 2332, but they didn't specify which area of the Garden State.
 
Then, police announced the girl was in extreme danger and issued the AMBER Alert last Wednesday. Her father does not have custody.
 
They issued arrest warrants for Dylan Richardson and also Annabelle's grandmother, Jacqueline McKenna.
 
The grandmother was arrested in Glassboro and the girl was placed with family members.
 
Dylan Richardson and McKenna are charged as fugitives from justice. It's not known if they have lawyers and are awaiting extradition.
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