Amber Alert issued for Hampton children, police say, who were abducted by their father – Daily Press
Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert Monday for two children who police say were abducted by their father from the Hampton Walmart on Sunday afternoon.
Hampton Police say Timothy Paul Truitt, 36, of Newport News, was at the Walmart Supercenter at 1900 Cunningham Drive with the children’s legal guardian and the two children on Sunday.
But around 2:30 p.m., Truitt and an unidentified man “got separated” and the caretaker’s children and walked out of the store, police said.
One man was holding a 2-year-old boy, Jaxon Truitt, and the other was carrying 1-year-old Adriana Truitt in a car seat. They then fled the parking lot in a brown Kia sedan, Hampton police said in an initial news release about the kidnapping.
“Children would be in extreme danger,” Virginia State Police said in the Amber Alert issued around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Adriana is a white girl with sandy-colored hair and blue eyes, weighing around 30 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white long-sleeved jumpsuit, gray sweatpants and red, white and blue socks.
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Jaxon is a biracial boy with brown hair and brown eyes, and he weighs around 25 pounds. He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved black shirt with “Born to Win” in red text, along with black sweatpants and gray and blue sneakers.
Timothy Truitt is a Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes, about 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with a yellow logo, gray shorts and white Adidas shoes.
Besides the Kia sedan, Hampton police say he also drives a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. The SUV is maroon with Virginia license plate number USN20YR.
Truitt is a registered sex offender, according to the Virginia State Police’s online registry.
The database shows 2017 convictions against him in North Carolina for incest and taking indecent liberty with a minor. It also shows a 2021 Newport News conviction for failing to register as a sex offender.
Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Pierre Dujardin, 757-897-2062, [email protected]