Additional details on Amber Alert released
February 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Police say one of two women suspected of abducting a 3-year-old Des Moines boy has been found, and she provided information that led officers to the child. An Amber Alert was issued early Thursday for Nicolas Jimmerson when he was not returned to his custodial guardian. The alert was canceled several hours later after he was found. Police were looking for 22-year-old Melanie Stout, the boy’s biological mother, and her friend, 25-year-old Amber Johnson.
Police say Johnson contacted the boy’s guardian about a visit on Wednesday. When Johnson didn’t return the child, the guardian called authorities. Johnson showed up at an emergency room at 5 a.m. Thursday. She provided information that led to the boy, who was in good condition. Police are still looking for Stout, who escaped from prison.