• Florida Amber Alert: Police searching for man accused of abducting 13-year-old boy

    By: ActionNewsJax.com

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Florida is searching for Patrick Felton, 38, in reference to an Amber Alert regarding the whereabouts of a 13-year-old boy. The boy has been located, but Felton has not yet been found by authorities.

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    On Saturday night, police were called after Felton allegedly got into a fight with the boy's mother. Felton dropped her off at Baptist North Medical Campus, located at 11250 Baptist Health Drive, authorities said.

    Felton would not let the boy get out of the vehicle and drove off with him, authorities said. The boy's mother reportedly called the suspect, demanding he return the 13-year-old.  

     

    Felton confirmed he had the boy and hung up the phone, police said. Felton would no longer answer his phone, but police were able to locate his abandoned car on Redpoll Avenue, authorities said. They later found the boy, but not Felton.

    ActionNewsJax found records showing Felton has a lengthy criminal history, including carjacking with a deadly weapon, for which he served 20 years.

    He was released from prison in January 2019, then he violated his parole, got arrested and was released again in August 2019. 

     

    Now, JSO is looking for him concerning his alleged involvement in this abduction. 

    Anyone with information about Felton's whereabouts should contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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