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Abducted Mother, Child Found Safe In Rockingham Co.

Posted April 24, 2006

— Virginia authorities have canceled an Amber Alert issued early Sunday morning for a 7-month-old baby boy and his mother who were reported missing in Danville on Saturday. Both were found safe Sunday afternoon.

The alert was issued after Xavon Ishia Cisneros-Goodwin and his mother, Briana Lynn Goodwin, 18, were forcefully removed from their vehicle at about 11 p.m. Saturday, Virginia State Police said. Authorities said a red 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe sideswiped the vehicle they were traveling in and that the alleged abductor threatened to harm both mother and child.

Shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, the Amber Alert had been canceled, according to the Virginia State Police Web site. Goodwin and Xavon were found in Rockingham County, N.C. The baby's father, who is also the alleged abductor, Ignacio Rizea Cisneros, 23, turned himself in to authorities after a brief chase.

Cisneros faces charges including felony child endangerment and speeding to elude law officers. Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page said Briana Goodwin was not pursuing abduction charges.

Police in Virginia say Cisneros already was wanted in Pittsylvania County for driving while license suspended, reckless driving, felony contempt of court, eluding police and resisting arrest.

Virginia State Police said earlier Sunday that the Amber Alert had not been issued in North Carolina because the suspect's direction of travel had been unclear. The North Carolina Highway Patrol, however, said local law enforcement agencies had been notified of the abduction.


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