AMBER ALERT cancelled for Missing 4-year-old in Brevard, NC

The Amber Alert for a missing 4-year-old last seen in Brevard, NC has been cancelled.

Anastasia Whiteside was found safe and Derrick Gerard Whiteside has been arrested, according to Brevard Police Department.

Officers were called to a Brevard residence Wednesday morning around 11:30 a.m. in reference to an assault with a blunt instrument resulting in serious injury to the victim, according to authorities. The woman was treated by Transylvania County EMS and taken to the hospital. 

Information gathered at the scene by police showed the woman was hit in the head with a baseball bat by Derrick who is the father of Anastasia before leaving with her.

Police say Derrick has a felony warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury due to this incident.