Missing Alabama Children Found in Panama City

PANAMA CITY, FLA. - Good news for the Alabama family missing their two children.  The two children were found safe in sound. 

After Panama City Police received tips from the community, they were able to locate the children in Panama City and help return them home. 

On Friday 6-year-old Zachariah Omari Snuggs and 15-year-old Taryiez Jackson were taken by their neighbors Sharon Rodriguez and Brendan Govan from their home in Ozark, Alabama.

The children's parents were aware of their planned weekend trip to Panama City Beach but when they did not return home on Sunday as planned, the parents reported them missing. 

Thanks to a team effort from the FBI, Ozark Police and Panama City Police, they were able to locate the children  after learning about potential addresses of relatives of Govan in the area. 

Panama City Police Dept. Lieutenant John Moore spoke with News 13 and said, "Our officers went down and began investigating those areas and talking with neighbors and people in the community in those areas who actually advised us they had spotted him in the area within the last 20-30 minutes so therefore we put a lot of police officers in and around the area and a short time later one of the offices located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on it."

 Both adults were arrested for Ozark's warrants of interference with child custody. 
Govan also had a Bay County warrant for violation of probation, and in addition to the other charges, he was charged with driving with a suspended license. 
 


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