Missing Citrus children located safe in Georgia

AMBER Alert for two missing children

*****UPDATED, September 19, 2016, 11:15 a.m.*****

An Amber Alert for missing Citrus County children Rylan and Mason Williams has been canceled. They have been located safe in Catoosa County, Georgia by Georgia State Police.

According to the release, both children were discovered in the company of Stacey and Ryan Williams. Stacey Williams is accused of taking her children away from their legal guardian on September 17.

Stay with 10News for more from this developing story.


CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. -- The Citrus County Sheriff's Office has issued an AMBER Alert for two children who were illegally taken from their legal guardian at 5:45 PM on September 17, 2016.

Stacey Williams, 38, is the mother of the children and she broke into the legal guardian's home and took the children illegally. 

The dispute happened after Williams, who is homeless, insisted on seeing the children. When the legal guardian of the children refused, she broke in and broke the phone that the guardian tried to use to call authorities. Williams then grabbed and scratched the guardian's face and took off with the children.

The two children that are missing and possibly endangered are 3-year-old Rylan Williams and 1-year-old Mason Williams. Rylan can be described as 3'0", 40 lbs, blonde hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing a pink dress with no shoes. Mason can be described as 2'0", 20 lbs, blonde hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing an orange shirt and a diaper. Both children are legally bound by the court to the guardian. 

It is unclear which vehicle she took off in, but she may be driving a white 2000 or 2004 Ford Expedition with license plate tag: DNSC62. There is a possibility that she may be heading up to West Virginia or Ohio. 

Police believe that Stacey Williams is traveling with her husband and the children's father, 29-year-old Ryan Williams.

The pair have a volatile relationship and are also drug users. This elevated the missing & endangered status of the children to an Amber Alert. 

Stacey can be described as 5'5" tall, 165 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. Ryan can be described as 5'7", 165 lbs, with blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Stacey has pending charges of burglary with battery and interference with child custody with no bond. 

CCSO are asking the public for any information that can help locate Stacey or Ryan Williams or the children and asks anyone with information to contact the Citrus County Sheriff's Office at 352-726-1121 or 911.


(© 2016 WTSP)


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