UPDATE: Derek Rowley was taken into custody and Manson Rowley, 8, and Arson Mangum, 6, were found safe. Officers received a tip and located Rowley in Elko, Nevada. Officers say Rowley revealed the location of the two boys and officers were able to find them safely with their mother. On Saturday morning, authorities officially canceled the AMBER Alert.
Elko County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report that Rowley was near HD Summit, located north of Wells on U.S. Highway 93. Nevada Highway Patrol assisted, and Rowley was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Carbon County, Utah, along with kidnapping charges.
The boys were reunited with family members, according to the Elko County Sheriff’s Department. (Original story appears below:)
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An Amber Alert was issued Friday morning for two missing boys out of Utah, who were last seen on Wednesday, Aug. 18.
They were last seen with the suspect, identified as Derek Rowley, who is the father of Manson Rowley. He is not allowed contact with the boy who is under a protective order out of Washington state. According to the Carbon County Sheriff’s office in Utah, Rowley has made threats to harm himself and the children to other family members.
Rowley was last seen in a 2004 gold Chevrolet Silverado with a flatbed, hauling a white 5th wheel camp trailer plate of Washington 51311AE. The Silverado’s license plate is Washington C66780T.
Rowley is described as a white man with blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of a crown on the left side of his neck, a tattoo of a skull on his right hand and tattoos on his left arm, officials say.
They may be traveling from Utah to Washington, according to authorities.
Las Vegas is 400 miles southwest of Price, Utah, where the boys were last seen.