Von Harrell


Updated 3:35 p.m.

An 8-year-old boy abducted from his school yesterday has been located safe, and his father is in custody for the kidnapping.

Master Sgt. Steve Bishop with the Bel-Nor police department in north St. Louis County says Von Harrell took his son, Luvell Dukes, from school on Thursday afternoon. He says the mother was told by a different, unidentified police department to wait to see if the boy would return home. Bishop says Bel-Nor issued the AMBER Alert around 12:45 p.m.  after learning that the father had made threatening statements.