Florence Amber Alert

Jerry Jay Kirkley and Melissa Joy Gladden were arrested on suspicion of taking their two young children from custody of the state.

FLORENCE — Authorities are on the lookout for two Florence children after they reportedly were abducted from the custody of the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

The Florence Police Department reported that the children —2-year-old Blaze and 5-month-old Ryder Kirkley — went missing around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and were taken from DCS custody, and named their parents, Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley, as probable suspects.

Police say the four were traveling in a 2008 Dodge pickup truck with Louisiana license plate number C618802, possibly driving toward Mississippi or Louisiana.

Police also mentioned that Jerry Kirkley has a history of domestic violence.

Anyone with information of the whereabouts of the children or their parents is asked to call 911.

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