This news story was updated at 6:40 p.m.
By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
The Amber Alert for 4-year-old Jacek Reed who was taken this morning from Chehalis by his father has been cancelled.
Chehalis police say Dustin Reed was taken into custody about 2:30 p.m. by the Bonney Lake Police Department.
The child was with him and is unharmed, according to Chehalis Police Chief Glenn Schaffer.
Chehalis detectives located the pair by tracing Reed’s cell phone.
Police began looking for the 34-year-old Army soldier home on leave after he took the child out of his mother’s arms by force on the sidewalk outside a family counseling center about 9:15 a.m. today, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
Police were told Reed put the boy in his car in such a way the child bumped his head and then Reed’s vehicle struck the mother’s friend who stood behind the car as it backed out.
The mother had gone to the Human Response Network on the 100 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue this morning to get a protection order in place against the father following an incident overnight in Napavine, according to Schaffer.
Napavine police were called about 1:30 a.m. to the mother’ home in Napavine, where she was with her boyfriend and the child, according to Schaffer. Reed arrived and pushed his way in, insisting on seeing his son, Schaffer said.
Reed, who lives in Fort Knox, Kentucky, is believed to have other family who live in Centralia.
Police today said Reed is on antidepressants and has access to weapons, although no weapon was seen at the time of the abduction.
Schaffer said officers “pinged” Reed’s cell phone and then fed the results to the Bonney Lake Police Department. He was taken into custody by Bonney Lake police without incident this afternoon.
Police don’t know where Reed was headed with the child.
“We don’t know what his plans were,” Schaffer said. “When they interviewed him, he was not very forthcoming.”
The chief said Reed was to be booked for the assault with the car. The friend sustained what Schaffer thought was a minor injury to his leg.
Further potential charges will be evaluated by the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office, according to police.
See this morning’s news story about the Amber Alert by scrolling down, or here