Thursday, April 24, 2014

A 5-year-old boy is reported safe a few hours after he was kidnapped from a home in The Dalles. The State Police said Wednesday his abductor was in custody a little more than an hour after an Amber Alert was issued for Skylar Meldin Coulcer-Jarding.

The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Brian Depriest of The Dalles.

State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings says Depriest knew the boy's mother and had been named in a protection order.

Police say the child's mother and father were attacked with a hammer before the abduction. They were taken to a hospital with injuries considered serious but not life-threatening.

Depriest was arrested without incident in Dufur, a town south of The Dalles.

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