Updated at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16:
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A North County man and his mother both face kidnapping charges after allegedly abducting a 10-year-old girl in Pennsylvania, triggering a multi-state Amber Alert on Thursday night.
Police say the child is safe and back with her mother, who traveled to the St. Lawrence County village of Gouverneur where police were holding her daughter.
39-year-old Peter Tarbox and his mother, 55-year-old Annette Williams, both of Maple Street in Norwood, NY, were taken in to custody around 10:15 p.m. Thursday in Gouverneur.
Butler Township Pennsylvania Police Chief Ed Tarantelli told NewsChannel 9 the mother and stepfather of the child reported her missing at about 4:30 p.m. and that the last call to their home in Gordon, Pennsylvania was from one of the suspects.
Tarantelli says Tarbox was the former boyfriend of the child's mother and the child and the suspect had connected through Facebook, but the girl’s mother found out and blocked the Facebook access.
Gouverneur Police say Tarbox and Williams both face charges in Pennsylvania for Kidnapping for Ransom, Interference with Custody of Children, and Endangering the Welfare of Children.
The two were arraigned as fugitives in Gouverneur Town Court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility to await extradition proceedings.
The county’s court clerk says the proceedings have not yet been scheduled, as the district attorney’s office is awaiting paperwork from Pennsylvania State Police.