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Father Who Caused Amber Alert To Get Jail Time

Posted December 22, 2005 7:26 a.m. EST

— A father responsible for prompting an Amber Alert will spend 120 days in jail.

A judge reduced charges against Byron Reed to misdemeanor charges. Reed originally faced felony charges for threatening a social worker before taking off with his twin boys.

The charges were reduced because the social worker is not a court official.

Reed and his wife took his children to a relative's home when they saw the Amber Alert on TV.