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Amber Alert Cancelled After Man Found With Wife, Daughter

Posted November 23, 2004

— Authorities have cancelled an Amber Alert in the case of a man they say kidnapped his wife and daughter.

Police say Richard Durwin Gaddy Jr., 31, took his 4-year-old daughter and his wife, Christie Lynn Sharpe, against their will around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday in Alamance County. The suspect was caught with the victims in Burke County, near Morganton. Both victims were unharmed, police said.

Police say Gaddy had made threats in the past against Sharpe.

Gaddy allegedly also tried to take two other daughters from E.M. Holt Elementary School Tuesday morning, but was unsuccessful.

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