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Missing Infant Found; Father Arrested

Posted December 19, 2007 5:17 a.m. EST
Updated December 19, 2007 1:45 p.m. EST

— A 7-month-old Greensboro girl who police said was abducted late Tuesday was turned over to authorities Wednesday morning, and her father was later arrested.

Brionna Michelle Johnson was kidnapped at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Investigators said she was taken by her father, 30-year-old Quito Johnson, who violated a court-issued domestic order.

The abduction prompted authorities to issue a statewide Amber Alert.

The Greensboro Police Department and the Guilford County Department of Social Services negotiated a safe return of Brionna , and an aunt turned the girl over to DSS workers Wednesday morning, authorities said.

About an hour later, Johnson surrendered at the Guilford County Sheriff's Office. He has been charged with assault by strangulation, domestic criminal trespass, violation of a domestic violence protection order, assault on a female, false imprisonment and abduction of a child.

Earlier Wednesday, Greensboro police found the silver 1996 Ford Taurus believed to have been driven by Johnson.

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