Tennessee couple arrested after TBI issues AMBER Alert

Courtesy: TBI

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (WATE/WKRN) –The mother of four children at the center of a weekend AMBER Alert in West Tennessee is one of two people charged in the case.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an alert Sunday morning for Amanda Crout, 31, and her four children after they were reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint from a home in Lexington.

The alert listed the father of two of the children Octivas Crout, 27, as the alleged kidnapper.

About an hour after the AMBER Alert was issued, the TBI reported Amanda Crout and the children had been found safe in Lexington, but the location of Octivas Crout was unknown.

Octivas and Amanda Crout were both booked Monday morning into the Henderson County Jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping.

Amanda Crout has also been charged with filing a false report, neglect, aggravated child abuse and accessory after the fact.

Octivas Crout is charged with aggravated burglary in addition to kidnapping.

Both are scheduled to be in court June 6.

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