UPDATE: Teen boy found safe, father in custody after AMBER Alert issued in Augusta County

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UPDATE 11:12 p.m.: According to the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, 13-year-old Jaxson D. Moran has been safely located and his father, Steven D. Moran — who reportedly abducted the boy at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon — is in custody.

No additional information has been released.


UPDATE 10:23 p.m.: Virginia State Police issued an AMBER Alert for 13-year old Jaxson Dale Moran, who is believed to be in extreme danger after he was reportedly abducted by his father, Steven Dale Moran, in Augusta County Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Jaxson is 5’3” tall, weighs about 115 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. The boy was last seen wearing a lime green and grey Ariat baseball hat, a navy blue Under Armour hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and Ariat work boots.

Authorities describe Steven as being 5’5″ tall, weighing about 200 pounds, and having red hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue, long-sleeved shirt with jeans, tennis shoes. and a John Deer cap.

According to Virginia State Police, Jaxson was last seen in the 400 block of Almo Chapel Road in Spottswood.

The boy and his father were reportedly traveling in a maroon, four-door, 2014 Nissan Titan pickup truck with Virginia license plate “VHZ 4343.”

If you have any information about either Jaxson or Steven, you are asked to call 911, call the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333, or visit Twitter.com/VSPalerts.


AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help after a teenage boy was reportedly abducted at gunpoint by his father Tuesday afternoon.

According to authorities, 13-year-old Jaxson D. Moran was abducted from his mother at gunpoint in the Greenville area at approximately 4:16 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28.

The sheriff’s office says Jaxson is 5’3” tall, weighs about 115 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. The boy was last seen wearing a lime green and grey Ariat baseball hat, a navy blue Under Armour hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and Ariat work boots.

Officials say the boy’s father, Steven Dale Moran, abducted Jaxson. The two were then seen driving north on Almo Chapel Road in Greenville in a 2014 Nissan Titan — a maroon, four-door pickup truck — with Virginia license plate “VHZ-4343.”

According to the sheriff’s office, the following charges have been obtained against Steven:

  • Abduction by force
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Possession of a firearm while under a protective order
  • Brandishing a firearm
  • Violating a protective order (two counts)
  • Violating a protective order while armed with a weapon.

If you may have seen Steven or Jaxson, you are asked to call 911 immediately, but do not approach or try to follow them.

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