Amber Alert Canceled For Missing Child, Mother After Muskogee Stabbing

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 6:57 am
By: News On 6

Officials said the suspect at the center of an Amber Alert has been found. 

Police ended the Amber Alert just before 6 a.m. Wednesday. 

Officials said the 2-year-old girl and her mother are safe in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 

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Police said they have taken the child's father, 32-year-old Derek Perez, into custody. 

Officers said Perez stabbed his manager at a McDonald's Tuesday afternoon in Muskogee and then took off.

Muskogee police said Perez forced his wife, Brenda, and their 2-year-old daughter to go with him after the stabbing. Police said Brenda told a family member that Derek would not let her or the child out of the car.

Officers said the stabbing victim, James Coble Jr. was treated and released from a hospital.