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Amber Alert issued for Greene County girl

Posted May 26, 2011 9:32 p.m. EDT
Updated May 27, 2011 8:46 a.m. EDT

Amber Alert

— Authorities issued a statewide Amber Alert for a 1-year-old Greene County girl on Thursday night.

Cathy Victoria Wells is described as a white female, 2 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 18 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. 

Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith said the child was abducted by her parents, Christy Dubois and Rodney Wells. He said on Monday a judge terminated their parental rights and ordered the child be turned over to social services. The parents did not comply with that order and are now missing.

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

Dubois, 35, is described as a white female with brown hair. Rodney Wells, 39, is described as a white man, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. He has black hair. 

Authorities say the three are traveling in a 2001 blue Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck with North Carolina tag number XT1240. 

They were last seen on Oakdale Road in Snow Hill and are believed to be headed to Mississippi.

Pictures of the girl and her biological parents were not available.

Anyone with information about the abduction is asked to call the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 252-747-3411 or 911. 

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.