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Erwin twins found safe in Georgia

Posted November 9, 2010 2:31 p.m. EST
Updated November 9, 2010 10:32 p.m. EST

— Seven-year-old Erwin twins who had been missing since a Halloween visit with their father have been found unharmed in Georgia, police said Tuesday.

The twins' mother, Susan Boggs, told police she took them to Alvin Allen, 49, with whom she had shared custody. When he did not return the children as arranged, she called police.

According to Erwin police, a Georgia state trooper spotted Allen's vehicle southbound on Interstate 95 Tuesday, about 60 miles north of the Florida state line.

He was wanted on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and neglect for taking the children without their asthma medication.

Alyssa Ann Allen and Alex James Allen were unharmed, and their mother was on the way to meet them Tuesday afternoon, police said. The children were in the custody of Social Services.

Boggs told WRAL News that she planned to go in front of a judge on Wednesday morning to get custody of the children.