Marysville children found safe after Amber Alert

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. Wednesday: The Drakeford children have been found safe, according to Marysville police. The children are in protective police custody in Montana.

Their parents are in Montana State Patrol police custody.

———————————————-

UPDATE, 11:45 a.m. Wednesday: Marysville police said Wednesday morning they now have reason to believe a Snohomish County couple that is the focus of an Amber Alert are traveling east on I-90 and are in Western Montana.

Detectives have been able to confirm Curtis Drakeford and Ashley Lynn-Nichole Todd traveled into the City of Deer Lodge, Mont., as late as 10:15 a.m. Wednesday and believe they are continuing to travel eastbound. They are accused of taking their three Marysville children in violation of a court order.

Detectives also believe they are still driving the four-door, silver 1998 Pontiac Grand-Am GT with Washington license AGJ9693.

———————————————————

An Amber Alert was issued late Tuesday night for three Marysville children who were reportedly taken by their parents in violation of court orders.

Marysville police believe the children are with their mother, Ashley Lynn-Nichole Todd, 29, and father Curtis R. Drakeford, 33.

The children are Curtsten K. Drakeford, 6; Ashton Z. Drakeford, 8; and Kali L. Drakeford, 9. They all have black hair and brown eyes.

Todd is white, 5-foot-5 and 220 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. Drakeford is black, 5-foot-11 and 240 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

The couple and the children may be in a silver four-door 1998 Pontiac Grand-Am GT with the Washington license plate AGJ9693.

They have friends and family elsewhere in Washington, but they also may head to the South Carolina area, police said.

The children are under state custody. They were on a temporary trial visit with their mother under strict orders that their father not be present at the home, Marysville Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said Tuesday. Child Protective Services recently had learned that the family was violating those orders and was in the process of revoking the trial visit when the parents allegedly fled with the children.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

More in Local News

Mill Creek councilman no longer lives in city, panel finds

The Canvassing Board determined Sean Kelly is not eligible to vote there.

A Democrat and ex-Republican team up to end two-party politics

Brian Baird and Chris Vance unveil a new organization called Washington Independents.

The beavers weren’t happy, either, about Mill Creek flooding

A tree fell on their dam, sending a rush of water into a neighborhood near Jackson High School.

Granite Falls names Success in Education winners

The Granite Falls School District announced its first quarter Success in Education… Continue reading

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary hands out Educator of the Month honors

The Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace awarded its October Educators of the Month.… Continue reading

Schools honor service members for Veterans Day

Schools across Snohomish County honored veterans leading up to the Nov. 11… Continue reading

Yes to turn signal — eventually

Adding a right-turn signal at 112th St. and 7th Ave. is turning out to be a bit more complicated.

Hard work is paying off for Mariner High senior

Mey Ly has excelled in school since moving here from Cambodia; she also serves as an intrepreter.

Front Porch

EVENTS Music for kids from 3 to 103 The nonprofit Everett Philharmonic… Continue reading

Most Read