Amber Alert canceled: 2-year-old found safe in NC

- UPDATE: The missing 2-year-old girl Rylee Scott Watson was located in Mocksville, North Carolina and is safe, according to the Lenoir Police Department. 

The child and her mother were located by police safe inside a vehicle at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Citgo gas station near I-40. 

Her suspected abductor, Zachary Watson, fled the scene on foot upon approach by officers. 

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the Lenoir Police Department was informed by officers with the Mocksville Police Department that they had taken Watson into custody in the nearby area he fled on foot.  

Watson was transported to the Lenoir Police Department for felony processing. 

This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100.



The Lenoir Police Department is searching for a 2-year-old missing girl. 

Rylee Scott Watson is described as white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, about 18 inches long, weighing 30 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink striped dress, and pink light up sketcher shoes.  

Zachary Scott Watson, 31, is a suspected abductor. Watson is a white man, 6'0", weighing 170 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. He has a tattoo of a cross on his left arm and tattoos of a sun, the name "AYDEN" and stars on his right arm.

He was last seen at Jason Place in Lenoir, NC traveling east toward Mooresville or Wilkesboro. The suspect vehicle is a Black 2014 Toyota Tundra with a broken out back window. The NC license tag number EKT-5702.

See more on the NC AMBER Alert Website

If you have any information regarding this abduction, you are asked to call the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100, or call 911.

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