This news item was updated at 11:45 a.m
By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
Police are looking for a black 1995 Infinity after a 4-year-old boy was apparently taken by force this morning from a family counseling center in Chehalis by his father, who is home on military leave.
Officers are looking for Dustin Reed, 34, of Fort Knox, Kentucky, according to a news release.
Early information suggests about 9:15 a.m. Reed assaulted a friend of the mother’s as he was leaving and the child may have sustained some injury as he was put in the car, police reported.
Chehalis police say they think Reed has family in the Centralia area.
His car was last seen heading toward Interstate 5.
The four-door vehicle bears a license plate reading 617 TQP, according to police.
An Amber alert describes the child as wearing blue jeans, blue boots, a blue flannel jacket and a bluish-gray Mario T-shirt.
The blue-eyed, brown-haired boy has a buzz cut and a red mark under his left eye, according to the alert.
The father is described as a 5-foot 9-inch tall white male weighing 160 pounds, also with blue eyes and brown hair.
It began at a shelter or counseling center on Northwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis, according to authorities.
Reed is on antidepressants and has access to weapons, but no weapon was seen at the time of the abduction, according to the alert.
Chehalis police noted the mother’s friend was assaulted by means of a vehicle as Reed was leaving, but did not describe the seriousness or provide details.
Chehalis police believe the car belongs to Reed’s brother.
The alert asks anyone with information to call 360-748-8605
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