1-year-old eastern Montana boy safe after going missing

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June 30, 9:05 p.m.

An Amber Alert has been canceled Tuesday for a 1-year-old eastern Montana boy who was abducted from the town of Poplar and is now safe.

Authorities say Malachai Talley was taken by 22-year-old Dejerreh Talley, who was armed with a baseball bat.

The man was traveling with three unknown men.

Authorities had asked for help locating a small silver or white SUV.

Officials say they may have been headed toward Williston, North Dakota.


June 30, 8:37 a.m.

The Montana Department of Justice said in an email at 8:33 a.m. that the abducted child is one-year old Malachai Talley. He is a Black and Native American child, about two feet tall and 25 pounds. He has brown eyes and curly dark brown hair.

Malachai was last seen wearing a white or grey onesie. Authorities say he was forcefully taken from his home in Poplar by Dejarreh Talley, a 22-year-old Black man. Dejarreh was traveling with three unknown white males. After taking the child, officials say the four men got into a small silver or white SUV. The men may be intoxicated, and Dejarreh is armed with a baseball bat.

Their direction of travel is not known, but police say they may have been headed towards Williston, North Dakota.


June 30, 8:19 a.m.

The Montana Department of Justice has issued an AMBER Alert for an abducted infant in Poplar in northeastern Montana.

The alert states that the a silver or white SUV with three white males and one Black male abducted the infant.

According to the alert, the vehicle may have North Dakota license plates; there is no word on which direction the SUV was last seen heading.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and/or Fort Peck Tribal Police at 406-653-6240, or call 911.

The alert was issued and sent to most wireless devices in the region at 8:07 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30.

No other details have been released at this point; we will update you if we get more information.

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