Springfield police released a statement just before midnight Wednesday saying dozens of officers were still searching for Hailey Owens, but that a man had been taken into custody on kidnapping charges.
The suspect’s name hasn’t been released. Police say he was found inside a vehicle at a local home.
Witnesses told investigators a man in a gold-colored 2008 Ford Ranger drove down the street several times before approaching Hailey and pulling her into his truck around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Amber Alerts were issued in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Hailey is 5-foot-2, about 90 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing jean shorts and purple sandals.
A Kansas amber alert has been issued
name: Hailey M Owens
height: 5 feet 2 inches
weight: 90 lbs
hair color: Brown
eye color: Brown
age: 10 Years
last seen: 3200 Block W Lombard St, Springfield, MO. Truck headed southbound on Scenic from Grand in Springfield, MO
description: Hailey has pierced ears and was wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals. Last seen at 448pm.
suspect information: Unknown white male,
Driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger with possible MO plate number 1YF454 or 1YS454
2/18/2014 8:24 PM — At 448 PM, the Springfield MO Police Department received a report of a child abduction. It appeared that Hailey Owens, 10, was approached by an unknown suspect and then pulled into his vehicle. The vehicle left the location southbound.
Please call 911 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME.