AMBER Alert canceled; child found safe

Posted at 8:34 PM, Jun 30, 2020

(UPDATE, 7:47 p.m.) The AMBER Alert for Malachai Talley has been canceled. The Montana Department of Justice says that Malachai has been located and is safe.

No other details have been released; we will update you if we get more information.

(UPDATE, 8:37 a.m.) The Montana Department of Justice said in an email at 8:33 a.m. that the abducted child is one-year old Malachai Talley. He is a black and Native American child, about two feet tall and 25 pounds. He has brown eyes and curly dark brown hair.

Malachai was last seen wearing a white or grey onesie. He was forcefully taken from his home in Poplar by Dejarreh Talley, a 22 year old black man. Dejarreh was traveling with three unknown white males. The alert states that Dejarreh kicked in the door to the residence and forcefully took the child.

After taking the child, the four men got into a small silver or white SUV. The four males may be intoxicated, and Dejarreh is armed with a baseball bat, according to the alert. We have not yet been able to confirm whether or not Dejarreh is the child's father.

Unknown direction of travel but they may head towards Williston, North Dakota.

(1st Report, 8:19 a.m.) The Montana Department of Justice has issued an AMBER Alert for an abducted infant in Poplar in northeastern Montana.

The alert states that the a silver or white SUV with three white males and one black male abducted the infant. According to the alert, the vehicle may have North Dakota license plates; there is no word on which direction the SUV was last seen heading.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office and/or Fort Peck Tribal Police at 406-653-6240, or call 911.

The alert was issued and sent to most wireless devices in the region at 8:07 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30. No other details have been released at this point; we will update you if we get more information.