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Durham child found, is safe

Posted April 4
Updated April 5

Dreama Alexandria Ferguson, 24, of Hudson Avenue, and Andre Amon Thompson, 37, of Horton Road, were arrested on charges of child neglect in Winston-Salem.

— Durham police found 1-year-old Andre Thompson Jr. late Friday night after a day of searching and worries for his safety.

Those worries were alleviated when the child was found safe.

Authorities began the search for the child after his parents, Dreama Alexandria Ferguson, 24, of Hudson Avenue, and Andre Amon Thompson, 37, of Horton Road, were arrested on charges of child neglect in Winston-Salem. The child was not with them at the time.

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  • "Screen Name-8/20" Apr 4, 7:49 p.m.

    "Kammie Michael, spokeswoman for the Durham Police Department, said that while authorities worried about Andre's welfare, his case did not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert, which requires a more specific description of the child and and a concrete belief that the child has been abducted and is in imminent danger."

    Sounds nebulous, but in truth - without a picture, the description of a vehicle he might be taken in, etc. - what would they post on Amber Alert?

    Still, you'd think there'd be some way with a child of this age missing, wouldn't you?

    Prayers for him to be safe and found soon.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Apr 4, 7:47 p.m.

    Quit asking for a picture.
    The child is a 1-year old that is seriously underweight. If they didn't see fit to feed him, do you really think they cared enough to have a picture taken of this poor little guy?
    I pray he is found safe, and soon.

  • katzlover Apr 4, 7:42 p.m.

    why no ampber alert..

  • Enuffsaid Apr 4, 6:15 p.m.

    May they find this little one safe and sound.

  • Obamacare for America Apr 4, 5:57 p.m.

    a picture would be good, and DON'T tell me that because of his age it can't be shown. HOW is the... View More

    — Posted by scubagirl2

    This isn't an Amber Alert....I mean, it's not like you're going to see a 1 year old kid running... View More

    — Posted by Obamacare returns again

    NEVER even implied it was an Amber alert, but if the public is to keep an eye out, should we... View More

    — Posted by scubagirl2

    Yes.

  • katbird1958 Apr 4, 5:56 p.m.

    15 lbs at 1 yr old seems to me to have long been in imminent danger! Where was Child Protective Services???

  • scubagirl2 Apr 4, 5:11 p.m.

    a picture would be good, and DON'T tell me that because of his age it can't be shown. HOW is the... View More

    — Posted by scubagirl2

    This isn't an Amber Alert....I mean, it's not like you're going to see a 1 year old kid running... View More

    — Posted by Obamacare returns again

    NEVER even implied it was an Amber alert, but if the public is to keep an eye out, should we just look at EVERY 15# black baby?

  • Wisdom50 Apr 4, 5:01 p.m.

    Praying that the child will be found safe and placed with a loving care giver.

  • Obamacare returns again Apr 4, 4:58 p.m.

    a picture would be good, and DON'T tell me that because of his age it can't be shown. HOW is the... View More

    — Posted by scubagirl2

    This isn't an Amber Alert....I mean, it's not like you're going to see a 1 year old kid running through your front yard so you can call police

  • Obamacare returns again Apr 4, 4:57 p.m.

    wow, ... just wow.

    — Posted by parkranger72

    Normally this would have been my reaction too, but not anymore in this day and age.

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