Amber Alert lifted for 2 children allegedly taken by mother - KCTV5

Amber Alert lifted for 2 children allegedly taken by mother

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The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms that Carmelita Wilson, 39, of Independence, MO has been arrested. They also confirm the children are safe. (Benton County Sheriff's Office) The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms that Carmelita Wilson, 39, of Independence, MO has been arrested. They also confirm the children are safe. (Benton County Sheriff's Office)
WARSAW, MO (KCTV) -

An AMBER Alert that was issued for two children out of Warsaw, MO has been lifted. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms that Carmelita Wilson, 39, of Independence, MO has been arrested. They also confirm the children are safe. 

Gabriel Longleywilson, 9, and Serenity Longleywilson, 7, were believed to have been kidnapped sometime after 6 p.m. Monday. 

Benton County Deputies responded Monday evening to a report of a woman found in the lying in the road, north of Warsaw, who had been badly beaten.

When deputies arrived they learned that a 56-year-old Warsaw woman had custody of the two children and had allowed Wilson, her daughter, and the children's mother, to come over and visit the children.

The woman said she had been beaten until unconscious and stabbed by Wilson and when she regained consciousness she found that the children and her vehicle, a red GMC Jimmy, were gone. The woman was life flighted to the hospital for treatment.

Wilson was then spotted in Sedalia, MO. 

The Sedalia Police Department says an officer in their department tried to stop Wilson about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at 16th Street and Thompson Avenue in Sedalia. Wilson fled from the officer and was then chased by Sedalia police, Pettis County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol. 

Wilson fled until about 12:30 a.m. when she ran over a strip of road spikes laid down by the Sedalia Police Department.

The spikes caused Wilson's vehicle to hit a curb and then run into a bystander's minivan. At that point, police were able to take her into custody.

The children in the vehicle were uninjured but were taken to the hospital for a checkup. Wilson was also taken to the hospital for injuries she received during the crash.

Benton County will be applying for charges that occurred in the county's jurisdiction. The Sedalia Police Department will be also be applying for charges against Wilson.

Those charges include resisting arrest, two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, driving while revoked, second-degree assault and careless and imprudent driving.

Wilson is being held on a warrant in Benton County for first-degree assault, armed criminal action and first-degree tampering. Her bond has been set at $250,000.

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