Update: FOUND SAFE!AMBER ALERT: GASTON CO., NC 3YR OLD DESTINY BOYKINS
CHILD LOCATED SAFELY
IN REGARDS TO THE NUMEROUS AMBER ALERTS THAT WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED ACROSS THE STATE TODAY OUT OF GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA (GASTON CO.) Via TV, phone, Etc.
The vehicle was involved in a pursuit with the Charlotte Mecklenburg police department and crashed on I-77 northbound at Remount Road. The child is safe and in custody of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.
If you are in or traveling to or from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, please be advised that this area may be heavily congested and shut down for some time until this matter is resolved in the area is cleared.
Maurice Knox has been arrested and in custody of CMPD.
NC AMBER ALERT- GASTON COUNTY, GASTONIA.
UPDATE: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION HAS BEEN UPDATED TO: Vehicle Information
3 YEAR-OLD DESTINY BOYKINS.
She was last seen northbound from 2079 E Hudson Blvd. Possibly traveling to 2734 Wingate Ave, Charlotte, NC.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018
An AMBER alert has been issued for a 3-year-old girl.
The Gastonia Police Department in North Carolina issued the alert for Destiny Boykins.
Police say there is believed to be one abductor, 57-year-old Maurice Knox. He was last seen wearing black rim glasses, a red long sleeve shirt, red pants, and red shoes.
Destiny Boykins is a 3-year-old Black female, approximately 3 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 30 pounds. She has black hair, and brown eyes. Last seen wearing lavender top with dots and pink trim around the neck and purple pajama pants with animal pictures and pink socks.
Allegedly, there is 1 abductor: Maurice Knox. Maurice Knox is described as 57 years old, Black, male, 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Maurice Knox is believed to be a parent or caregiver (person known to the child) from information received by The Onslow Beat this morning.
According to GPD, Boykins was abducted from an apartment on E. Hudson Blvd.
The suspected transport vehicle is a black 2012 Honda Accord with North Carolina plate, licence tag number PJF-2122. The vehicle was last seen traveling north on E Hudson Blvd, possibly traveling toward Charlotte.
If you have information regarding this abduction, see this child or the abductor, call the Gastonia Police Department immediately at (704) 866-6702, (704) 430-6598, or call 911!!