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Haskell kidnapping suspects caught in Baird after high-speed chase, both kids safe

Parents arrested after Amber Alert...

HASKELL, Texas - An Amber Alert out of Haskell has been canceled after police arrested the two suspects following a high-speed police chase from Abilene to Baird.

The chase ended around 3:40 p.m. at the Love's Truck Stop in Baird.  Both of the kids are safe and the suspects are in custody.

The ordeal all started around 11 a.m. when Haskell police were called to an assault at the Texas Department of Family Protective Services office, according to chief Scott Kennedy. Cody McGee, the father, reportedly assaulted a Child Protective Services worker and then fled with the children and Wilson in the Jeep.

McGee and Wilson drove to Abilene, and police tracked them through cell phone pings. A police unit spotted their vehicle and initiated a stop, but the pair fled. Police began chase through the city, and the suspects then turned onto Winters Freeway heading north. Police followed them as they exited to head east on Interstate 20.

Authorities tell KTXS the chase reached over 100 mph at certain points before the car was caught.

McGee and Wilson were booked into the Callahan County Jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping out of Haskell County. Their bonds were set at $50,000 each.

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The Haskell Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for two young boys and the couple accused of kidnapping them.

Police have not yet released details about the case. But we have confirmed the suspects are Cody De’Von McGee, 26, and Stephanie Nicole Wilson, 23.

The victims are De’vontae McGee, 8, and Malaki Lara, 4.

Police believe the boys are in grave and imminent danger.

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Suspects
Cody McGee is a black male, 5'6", 145lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

Stephanie Wilson is a white female, 5'2", 115 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

Victims
De’vontae McGee is a black male, 65 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue and red Spiderman t-shirt, blue jeans and black, Nike Air Jordan’s.

Malaki Lara is a Hispanic male, 3-feet tall, 40 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing black jeans and white, Nike Air Jordan’s.

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Police believe McGee and Wilson are traveling in a black 2007 Jeep Compass with Texas license plate HBP 5873.

If you see the Jeep, the suspects or know where to find them, please call 911 or Haskell Police at (940) 864-2323.



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