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11:40 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Onnika Fisher Found Safe In Georgia, Amber Alert Canceled (UPDATED MONDAY 5 AM)

Onnika Fisher sitting with her mother, Charity Chatman. They were discovered in Georgia more than 240 miles from Jacksonville on Sunday evening.
Credit Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Onnika Fisher, the Jacksonville 6-year-old police say was abducted by her mother last Friday, was found Sunday evening following a traffic stop in Georgia.

The Amber Alert issued for Fisher and her mother, Charity Chatman, was canceled just after midnight this morning.

Fisher and Chatman were discovered during a traffic stop in Perry, Georgia, just south of Macon.

Perry is about 241 miles from Jacksonville.

Chatman was arrested and will be charged with interference with custody.

SUNDAY UPDATE:

As of Saturday evening, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said they had no additional information as the search for Onnika Fisher continues for a third day.

"We do not have any plans to schedule any further updates but we will certainly alert you all immediately once we do," said JSO public affairs officer Shannon R. Hartley in an email to press.

Hartley said the department appreciated local media reporting on the case and encouraged the public to continue to provide tips and information which he said have been valuable to the investigation.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a statewide Amber Alert  on Saturday after the 6-year-old Fisher was abducted by her mother, Charity Chatman, after a supervised visit on Friday.

They may be traveling in a 2000, dark green Buick Century, Ohio tag number FPA 4958.

If you have any information please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or call 911.

ORIGINAL STORY BELOW:

Onnika Fisher
Credit Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officials said Saturday morning that investigators have received about 15 tips, but have not yet been able to locate 6-year-old Onnika Fisher.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a statewide Amber Alert.

The child was abducted by her mother, Charity Chatman, 39, following a supervised visit with a Florida Department of Children and Families employee.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Charity Chatman for Interference of Custody. According to the Department of Children and Families, she took her child during a supervised visit.
Credit Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Chatman for Interference of Custody. The mother lost custody of her daughter in November and has exhibited behavior described by police as "delusional."

"The bottom line is you have a mother here who does not have custody of her child and we don’t know where the child is," JSO Assistant Chief Chris Butler said. "We’re just looking for her safe return."

Onnika Fisher is 3'10 and weighs 53 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a pink jacket with a white polka dot lining.

They may be traveling in a 2000, dark green Buick Century, Ohio tag number FPA 4958.

If you have any information please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or call 911.

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