UPDATE: Non-custodial parent wanted for kidnapping in custody
By WRCB Staff
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
UPDATE: Tony Thomas and the children have been located in Toledo Ohio.
Police tell us Thomas is in custody in Lucas County and is awaiting extradition.
The children were unharmed and will be in CPS custody until the mother is able to pick them up.
The investigation is ongoing.
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Around 5:10pm Thursday, police were called to Tender Loving Care Academy on Sheridan Avenue. The non-custodial parent Tony Thomas picked up Isaiha Thomas Kitchens, 3, and Joseph Darrell Kitchens, 1, without their mother's consent. Thomas left in an unknown make/model gray SUV with a temporary Michigan plates and was heading toward Wilcox Boulevard.
Warrants are being filed against Thomas. The children are not believed to be in immediate danger. Descriptions of Thomas or children is not available at this time. It is believed that Thomas may be heading back to Michigan with the children.
Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Thomas or see him in the gray SUV to call 423-698-2525.