TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A statewide AMBER Alert was issued for Ashlynn Wells, 10, and Desmond Wells, 11, out of West Rusk County, Texas at 5:55 a.m. on August 31. Law enforcement officials said the children are in grave danger.
According to the alert, the children were last seen around 1:15 p.m. Monday afternoon, August 30, near the 11200 block of Hwy 84 West in Rusk, which is about an hour south of Tyler.
The alert named Jesse Ray Schmidt, 32, as the suspect. He's 160 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes, a beard and 5'10".
Ashlynn was last seen wearing a peach t-shirt, peach shorts with gray/pink Nike shoes. She's 109 pounds, 5'2" with blonde hair and blue eyes. She has dimples and a scar on her right ring finger. She also has a dark birthmark on her left thigh.
Desmond was wearing a blue/black t-shirt, gray shorts with Wolverine hiking boots. He's 154 pounds, 5'5" with blonde hair and brown eyes. He has a scar on his left shin.
Schmidt is driving a black 2021 Honda Civic with a Texas license plate number BNX6155.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office at (903) 683.2271.
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