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AMBER Alert canceled after 2 Utah boys found safe

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Posted at 5:37 AM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-21 16:54:16-04

ELKO COUNTY, Nev.  — An AMBER Alert was canceled early Saturday morning, nearly 24 hours after a man was accused of taking his two sons out of Price and driving them out of the state.

Derek Rowley was taken into custody Saturday on U.S. 93 near HD Summit in Nevada.

On Friday, the Elko Sheriff's Office received information that Rowley was in the area.

He did not have custody of his sons, and it was believed he was taking them to Washington.

Rowley told Elko County Deputies the location of his two boys, ages six and eight. Police said, "they were found unharmed and have been restored with their family members."

Police added that Rowley has been charged with kidnapping and is being held without bail.

"The Carbon County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their assistance and the hundreds of tips they sent in. There is an ongoing investigation into Rowley and his sons' whereabouts the last three days," the agency wrote in a press release.