Missing Pulaski County Boy Found in Ohio

story updated: 3/9/14 at 9:10a

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long says the search for the missing four-year-old boy from Pulaski County (Lance Webb, Jr.) and his abductor has ended, with both being located in Galion, Ohio, early Sunday.

He says Pulaski County deputies worked with Galion Police to bring the matter to a rapid and peaceful conclusion.

A suspect, 30-year-old Christopher Wetherall, is in custody and charged with felony child kidnapping. Bond was set at $250,000.

our earlier story:

St. Louis (KMOX) A multi-state search continues for a missing 4 year old boy from the town of Buckhorn in the Missouri County of Pulaski.

Pulaski County Sheriff Ronald Long tells KMOX it’s believed Lance Webb, Jr. was taken by Christopher Wetherall, who is an acquaintance of the boy’s mother. The child was reported missing Friday afternoon. An arrest warrant for Wetherall has been apllied for.

It’s believed Wetherall took the child to another state but authorities are not ruling out the possibility that they may return to Buckhorn. The investigation is reportedly focusing on a northern state.

Witness reports say the child was last seen at Wetherall’s residence about a week ago. If you have any information you are asked to call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at (573) 774-6196.


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