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Four arrested for kidnapping of two N.C. toddlers

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 12:46:35-05
Elijah Ryan Joyner and Harlee Allan Joyner.

Elijah Ryan Joyner and Harlee Allan Joyner.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Four people are behind bars in connection to a kidnapping case out of Asheville.

The Asheville Police Department issued an Amber Alert Sunday after the mother of Harlee Allan Joyner, 3, and Elijah Ryan Joyner, 1, called to report they had been kidnapped.

Natasha Cantrell, Chadwick Agan, Christopher Carter and Trena Weaver.

Natasha Cantrell, Chadwick Agan, Christopher Carter and Trena Weaver.

“I believe they were in town visiting relatives but the mom is the one that initiated the call,” said Detective Chris Byers.

Byers says someone dropped the kids off, unharmed, at the Swannanoa substation for the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

An arrest warrant indicates that one of the suspects paid another woman $20 to drive, according to WLOS.

Chadwick Agan of Auburn, Ga. is charged with two counts of child abduction. Christopher Carter of Swainsboro, Georgia is charged with child abduction and second-degree kidnapping. Natasha Cantrell of Gainesville, Ga. is charged with second-degree kidnapping and child abduction. Trena Weaver, of Asheville, is charged with misdemeanor child abuse, according to WLOS.

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