BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo Police say 4-year-old Mikeya Houston has been found and she is safe.
BREAKING: BPD have located 4 year old Mikeya Houston on Academy Road in Buffalo. Mother is in custody. BPD thank all for your assistance— Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) March 10, 2017
An Amber Alert was issued overnight for the missing Buffalo girl. According to Police, Mikeya was found on Academy Road in Buffalo. Her mother is in custody.
Police say Mikeya was last seen Thursday on Best Street near Main Street.
Mikesha Lawson is her mother and her custodial rights were removed Thursday by court order. Police say after Lawson lost custody of Mikeya, she went to the bus stop before 5:00 p.m. and picked up Mikeya before her aunt got there.
Lawson has been charged with Criminal Contempt, Custodial Interference, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, Resisting Arrest , Unlawful Imprisonment, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child according to Buffalo Police Lieutenant Jeff Rinaldo.
Rinaldo added that friends of Lawson, who she was staying with after taking her daughter from the bus stop have been cooperative, but could still be charged pending the outcome of the police investigation.