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Missing Alabama children found safe in Lafayette, grandmother in custody

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-Two children who were reported missing in Alabama are now safe after being found in Lafayette.

Thirteen-year-old Jayden Scearcy and 4-year-old Jesse Reed were found in the 1000 block of 11th Street Saturday afternoon.

The children were reported missing from their home in Anniston, Alabama, Tuesday.

The children’s grandmother, 56-year-old Donna Scearcy, was arrested by Lafayette police on a warrant for kidnapping.

Police said she also faces a preliminary charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Both children are now in the custody of Child Protective Services.

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