AMBER Alert: Chattanooga child missing, man took off on foot from traffic stop – The Tennessean

AMBER Alert: Chattanooga child missing, man took off on foot from traffic stop - The Tennessean
Tennessee Amber Alert: Octavia Shaw abducted from Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WVLT) — The suspect at the center of an Amber Alert has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Most Wanted list.

TBI said 23-month-old Octavia Shaw was last seen with a suspect, 37-year-old Matias Martinez. Octavia was wearing a light blue dress with black sweat pants. She weighs approximately 30 pounds and is 2-feet tall. Martinez is described as being 510″ with brown eyes, black hair and weighs 185 pounds.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says Martinez has a valid Massachusetts’s driver’s license. He has brown eyes, is approximately 5’ 10” tall and weighs about 185 pounds.

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According to the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office, deputies performed a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Dayton Pike and Boy Scout Road in Chattanooga. The vehicle was driven by a woman and had her two-year-old daughter and a man, identified as Martinez, inside.

If you have any information, please call 911 immediately. You can also call Hamilton County Sheriff's Detective Patrick Miller at 423-622-0022 or TBI Special Agent Keith Herron at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

The sheriffs office said the driver had active warrants, and they asked Martinez to stand out of the way with the toddler while they questioned the driver.

Octavia was last seen wearing a light blue dress with black sweat pants. She weighs about 30 pounds and is 2 feet tall. She has a bi-racial complexion.

During the course of the questioning, the sheriffs office said that Martinez left the scene with Octavia. Martinez has an outstanding warrant for Especially Aggravated Kidnapping.

NEW PICTURE: Here's a new still from @hcsotn of #AMBERAlert suspect Matias Martinez from this evening's traffic stop. If you spot him, call authorities immediately! pic.twitter.com/8k5uVIHuNy

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is issuing a statewide amber alert for a 23-month-old child taken Thursday on Boy Scout Road in Chattanooga.

MORE #AMBERAlert DETAILS: Here's a still of the dash cam video, provided by @hcsotn, from this afternoon's traffic stop, representing the last-known clothing both individuals are wearing. Call 911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND if you see Octavia or Matias.Please retweet to spread the word! pic.twitter.com/TRUpIW669E

If you have information about the location of Octavia or Martinez please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office at 423-622-0022.

��AMBER ALERT��: We need your help to find 23-month-old Octavia Shaw!The suspect, 37-year-old Matias Martinez, reportedly took off on foot with the child following a traffic stop on Boyscout Road.Please retweet to spread the word! pic.twitter.com/4XmLN2PdAn

The TBI has issued an AMBER Alert for a local toddler who was taken during a traffic stop in Hixson on Thursday.

Police pulled a car over at the intersection of Dayton Pike and Boy Scout Road on Thursday afternoon and found a woman driving the car, with a little girl and Martinez inside. The woman said the girl, Octavia, was her granddaughter. Authorities told Martinez to take the baby and stand in the shade due to the heat, while they questioned the driver further.

The TBI says authorities are looking for 23-month-old Octavia Shaw who is believed to be with 37-year-old Matias Martinez.

MORE #AMBERAlert DETAILS: Here's a still of the dash cam video, provided by @hcsotn, from this afternoon's traffic stop, representing the last-known clothing both individuals are wearing. Call 911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND if you see Octavia or Matias.

The TBI says Martinez ran from officers following a traffic stop at the Dayton Pike/Boy Scout Road intersection and took the child with him.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says Martinez has a valid Massachusetts’s driver’s license. He has brown eyes, is approximately 5’ 10” tall and weighs about 185 pounds.

Octavia was last seen wearing a light blue dress with black sweat pants. She weighs about 30 pounds and is 2 feet tall. She has a bi-racial complexion.

If you have any information, please call 911 immediately. You can also call Hamilton County Sheriff's Detective Patrick Miller at 423-622-0022 or TBI Special Agent Keith Herron at 1-800-TBI-FIND.


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