5-year-old boy abducted in East Texas found safe with suspect about 400 miles away

Woman and boy were found on I-20

Authorities in East Texas are searching for missing 5-year-old boy Zachariah Sutton and 59-year-old woman Pamela Medlock wanted in his abduction. (Texas DPS)

An AMBER Alert was canceled for a 5-year-old boy after he was found about six hours away from where he was abducted, authorities said.

Zachariah Sutton was found safe on Monday afternoon in the area of Big Spring, not far from Midland, according to KLTV.

Authorities said Sutton was abducted by 59-year-old Pamela Medlock at 11 a.m. Sunday in Overton in East Texas.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office told KLTV that Sutton and Medlock were spotted in a Jeep traveling west on Interstate 20 in Mitchell County.

That area is about six hours, or 400 miles, west of Big Spring.

The AMBER Alert was canceled just after 1 p.m.

Details about the relationship between Sutton and Medlock were not released, and it is unclear what charges she will be facing.

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