AMBER Alert cancelled: 11-year-old Va. boy found safe

Posted at 9:29 AM, Mar 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-21 09:30:12-04

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – An AMBER Alert issued Thursday evening was cancelled when 11-year-old Lucas Guinn was “safely recovered” during a Southwest Virginia traffic stop Friday morning.

“Jimmy Guinn, 67, was taken into custody without incident,” the Russell County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “The Sheriff extends his sincere appreciation to the public for their vigilance during the AMBER Alert activation and the many tips and leads called in to assist with the search.”

Thursday’s AMBER Alert indicated Lucas Guinn could be in “extreme danger” and that he was last seen at Lebanon Middle School in Russell County.

Jimmy GuinnThe child is likely abducted by Jimmy Donald Guinn, white, male, age 67 years old, height 5 feet 11 inches, weight 235 lbs, with blue eyes and brown/partially gray hair.

The alert indicated the child may be in a 2004 purple freight-liner tractor, VA license 78471PY, and that the truck company name was “Snow Bird Trucking.”

Investigators said Guinn might be headed northbound towards West Virginia or Ohio.

This is a developing story.