October 21, 2020

Have you seen these two? They may be headed to Mississippi after taking two small children

Pinal County authorities have issued an Amber Alert after two young children were taken from Arizona Department of Child Safety custody by their parents.

They say the two boys — ages 2 and 4 months — were taken around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say 34-year-old Jerry Jay Kirkley and 34-year-old Melissa Joy Gladden may be headed to Mississippi or Louisiana with the children.

The couple reportedly is traveling in a pickup truck with a Louisiana license plate.

Florence police say there is probable cause to arrest Kirkley and Gladden.

Authorities say Kirkley has a history of domestic violence and is known to carry weapons.