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Lanetta Mellstead

Lanetta Mellstead

Authorities called off an AMBER Alert for a a 7-year-old boy on Thursday who had reportedly been abducted by his non-custodial mother. 

Lanetta Mellstead, 43, was taken into custody, state law enforcement officials said in a follow-up message around at approximately 9:45 Thursday morning. The AMBER Alert was first issued around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. 

The Mineral County Sheriff's Office had reported the boy may have been in danger.

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"Lanetta incapacitated the child's father and is considered a direct threat to the life of the child," the AMBER Alert stated. 

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Montana Department of Corrections records show previous convictions in three separate forgery cases and two felony drug possession charges. 

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