Local News

Missing Greene County girl found unharmed

Posted May 27, 2011

Amber Alert

— The Amber Alert for a missing 1-year-old Greene County girl was canceled Friday morning after authorities say she was found unharmed in Mississippi.

It wasn't immediately clear if the alleged abductors, Christy Dubois and Rodney Wells, had been found along with infant Cathy Victoria Wells.

The alert for Cathy went out Thursday night after the infant was taken by her parents, Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith said.

He said that a judge terminate the couple's parental rights Monday and ordered the child to be turned over to social services. The parents did not obey that order and then disappeared.

Smith said he didn't know why the couple had lost custody of their child.

Both Wells and Dubois have criminal records in North Carolina. Wells has been convicted of selling drugs, while Dubois has larceny and trespassing convictions, according to state Department of Correction records.


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • myprayers May 27, 2011

    So very sad, does social services find good families for children? An adoption would be better with parents who are not in it for the money but offer lots of love and care. I sometimes wander about foster parents, I may be wrong but when you get a check to love a child then it's questionable.

  • nano May 27, 2011

    Whew! Some good news for a change....

  • 4DukeTillDeath May 27, 2011

    Kind of hate it in a way. Its obvious some sort of love and emotional attachment was there enough for them to do something so drastic. But at their age, if they haven't learned to keep their nose clean yet, this is probably the best thing for the child. Very sad.

  • Skywatch_NC May 27, 2011

    Thankful that she was found safe and that social services will able to find her a good family and home. :)

  • JAT May 27, 2011

    Wow - they actually made it to MS. Hopefully, everyone can get their lives back on track and it end good for everyone.

  • pebbles262004 May 27, 2011

    Glad that she was found safe...Hope that she will be put in good care..