State Police: Missing children from Adams County located safely in Florida

ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. -- The two children who authorities believe were taken by their mother in Adams County Sunday have been located safely in Florida, according to Trooper Megan Frazer, public information officer for State Police Troop H.

State Police issued a warrant for 26-year-old Lacey Kelly's arrest Tuesday for interference of the custody of a child and concealing the whereabouts of a child.

Lacey Highlander's vehicle

State Police said Kelly may be accompanied by her boyfriend, 28-year-old Damien Highlander.

There's no word on their whereabouts at this time.

Kelly is likely driving a black 2004 Pontiac Vibe with the PA Registration "KVG4958," State Police add.

The father of the children, DJ Vanmetre, told FOX43 he received a call Tuesday night that his children had been found safe and that they were in the custody of CYS in Florida. Police have not released any other details about how the children were found.

"Just an emotional rollercoaster once again," Vanmetre said. "Like ecstatic about it but then again worried about the emotions that they're going through."

Vanmetre said the pair had been working to get their children back in Adams County before State Police said Kelly took off with the kids. He said, his custody case goes before the court again Thursday and he said he plans to regain custody of his children at that time.

"They're ready to come home and everybody's ready to have them home," said Vanmetre.

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