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UPDATE: Man charged with kidnapping in case that led to statewide alert

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WALKER COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Douglas Turner has been charged with three counts of kidnapping in relation to the abduction of his estranged wife and his two minor children ages 9 years and 3 months.  Turner was also booked on an outstanding criminal trespassing warrant.
 
Lafayette Police Department Officer Mason Brewer located the suspect and victims at a Lafayette motel.
 
The case is being investigated by the Lafayette Police Department, Walker County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


PREVIOUS STORY: Walker County officials confirm the missing children have been found. 

The Turner children and their mother Jennifer Turner have been found at a Lafayette area motel. The mother and children appear to be unharmed, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.

The suspect in this Investigation Douglas Turner also located at the same motel has been arrested and taken to the Walker County Jail for questioning.

Additional information will be released later this morning as more details are learned.

The investigation is being worked by the Lafayette Police Department, Walker County Sheriff's Office and the G.B.I

Stay with Channel 3 online and on air for updates.


PREVIOUS STORY: A Levi's Call has been issued on behalf of the Walker County Sheriff's Office in reference to Elizabeth Faith Turner and Hanna Nicole Turner.

Elizabeth Faith Turner is 3 months old, Hanna Nicole Turner is 9 years old.

Deputies state the suspect is 36-year-old Douglas Steven Turner. He is 5 foot 9 inches with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Officials believe he may be traveling in a 1991 Chevy Astro light blue van. The license plate is from Georgia RCY9381. 

If you have information of their whereabouts, you are asked to call the Walker County Sheriff's Office at 706-638-1909.

A Levi's Call is the Georgia equivalent of an Amber Alert. 

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