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Jimmy Donald Guinn  (SOURCE: Russell County Sheriff’s Office)

Jimmy Donald Guinn (SOURCE: Russell County Sheriff’s Office)

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – An AMBER Alert issued Thursday evening was cancelled when 11-year-old Lucas Guinn was “safely recovered” during a Southwest Virginia traffic stop Friday morning.

Jimmy Donald Guinn  (SOURCE: Russell County Sheriff’s Office)

Jimmy Donald Guinn (SOURCE: Russell County Sheriff’s Office)

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office said the boy’s father, 67-year-old Jimmy Guinn, was taken into custody without incident.

Guinn is being held without bond on child abuse and abduction charges after he allegedly drove off with his 11-year-old son after the child “left school on his own accord” Wednesday, according to deputies.

Investigators said  Guinn drove the boy to Michigan  in a purple Freightliner semi and then traveled back through West Virginia.

Officials said a tip just before 9 a.m. Friday led a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy to pull over the semi on Interstate 81.

lucas guinnA deputy pulled over the tractor-trailer near the mile marker 10 and safely recovered Lucas.

The AMBER Alert indicated Lucas could be in “extreme danger” and that he was last seen at Lebanon Middle School in Russell County.
The alert said the child may be in a 2004 purple Freight-liner tractor, VA license 78471PY, and that the truck company name was “Snow Bird Trucking.”

Investigators believed Guinn might have headed northbound towards West Virginia or Ohio.

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office said the case remains under investigation and that additional charges are pending.

Stay with WTVR.com and watch CBS 6 News for continuing coverage of this story.

118 comments

  • Cait

    It’s his father who seems to have custody of him (his father is a long-distance truck driver and he lives with his father’s girlfriend), but the a felony child abuse warrant had been issued for the father for allegedly abusing Lucas.

    • Jeremy Richards

      “Allegedly”. No one is going to stick with this story to find out if the guy is found guilty of abusing this boy. Everyone goes back to doing what they were doing feeling good that they helped the government stop this terrible crime, when in fact, there’s just as good a chance that no crime ever took place. Too bad people who are being abused by the government can’t call the power of the masses to their aid. (Whaaat? No one gets abused by the government! That’s crazy talk!)

  • Lynn

    I don’t know people write prayers in comments sections of articles. It’s not like God or a high power reads go online.

  • Gerry

    over 80 comments here and multiple shares and yet the other amber alert only gets 5 comments and no shares? What’s wrong with you people?!

  • tammyjoasher&yahoo.com

    Jeremy Richards…you are making perfect sense !!! This has happened time and time again where a parent is denied their children so they have to resort to taking off with their children and the parent..most times its the Dad are made out to be criminals…and we do not get all the information on the case…yes the govt is using us to hunt down people and we blindly post these “news” stories…yes the Amber Alert” is being misused.

  • Erica

    Thank God for the boys safe recovery! I’ll pray for those who don’t believe in God. There’s not much you can do about that. God bless!!

  • Melissa

    FYI – THIS IS FATHER & SON THE FATHER DOES HAVE CUSTODY OF THE CHILD & THE “ABUSE” – THE CHILD WAS DISCIPLINED FORS STEALING TOBACCO! SCHOOL, SOCIAL SERVICES & LAW ENFORCEMENT GOT INVOLVED BECAUSE OF SOME BRUISING…… SO YOU DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILD FOR STEALING SO IN A FEW YEARS ITS NOT SOMETHING.WORSE THAN STEALING TOBACCO AND NOW HE IS FACING ABUSE CHARGERS…… WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO? WE SHOULD LET OUR CHILDREN RUN WILD FOR FEAR OF US AS PARENTS BEING PUNISHED BUT WHEN THE CHILD COMMITS ANOTHER CRIME OR SOMETHING WORSE WE AS PARENTS ARE LOOKED DOWN ON AND ARE SUPPOSR TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND UPBRINGING….. WHAT DO YOU DO?

  • Becca

    The initial report says he was 8 years old. Now he’s 11… and the guy is the custodial father? First off… CBS needs better reporters, 2nd there’s probably much more to the story. Either way, glad he’s safe.

  • jason

    I am not sure of the details but I am sure that it is a sad day when a father is accused of abducting his own child. I guess I will think twice before I pick my son up from school and take him home.

  • quit overreacting

    Chill the F -out. The mom probably kept the boy from the dad for so many years and charged him child support and never let him get his visitations. Indiana is a lame Mother state…the hard working, respectable fathers out there still have little say in matters big or small.

    • Debbie

      That is an asinine remark. It may be true in some cases but far from all. Regardless, there are laws & the father broke them. If you had read the full story you would know that the dad had custody. Someone knew something to have it posted that the boy was in danger. You sound like an angry father with no visitation. If that is your case, get an attorney & get the visitation privileges that you are entitled to.

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