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Amber Alert issued for Statesville boy

Posted May 11, 2009 10:05 p.m. EDT
Updated May 11, 2009 10:13 p.m. EDT

Amber Alert

— Authorities issued a North Carolina Amber Alert late Monday for James Ashley Harris. The 3-year-old child was abducted from Signal Hill Mall in Statesville, police said.

Harris is African-American, approximately 3 feet tall and weighs 40 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Harris was last seen wearing a gray and black shirt, blue jeans and a green and gold jacket.

Police said they believe Harris' mother, Kira Leneshia Shaw-Wright, 28, took him from the mall Monday. The boy was there shopping with his grandparents.

Shaw-Wright is described as an African-American woman, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 100 pounds. She has long black hair, brown eyes and a medium skin tone. She was last seen wearing an orange and black skirt and a white jacket.

Harris is believed to be in danger and possibly traveling to Atlanta with Shaw-Wright, police said. No vehicle information was available Monday evening.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406, or call 911 or *HP.