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Father Arrested After Amber Alert For Missing Infant Son, But Baby Has Yet To Be Found

An Amber Alert has been issued in Texas for one-month-old Armaidre Antwan Marquie Argumon.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
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Police in Texas are have arrested the father of an infant who disappeared Friday, but there's still no sign of the missing child.

Armaidre Antwan Marquie Argumon, who is one month old, went missing Friday morning, according to an Amber Alert issued in the case. The child was last seen on the 500 block of Old Forest Road in Wells, Texas, and was wearing a diaper.

Police have said that the baby’s father, DeAndre Argumon, has been arrested on an unrelated charge and is currently being interviewed regarding the disappearance of his son, KTRE reports. The child has not been located, but police dogs have been utilized in the search, according to the outlet. Police have also recovered a truck, described as a green Ford Ranger, that they'd previously asked the public to keep an eye out for.

Armaidre Antwan Marquie Argumon is described in the alert as a nine-pound infant with brown eyes and black hair. Police said they believe the child to be in “grave or immediate danger,” but didn't elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the child’s alleged abduction.

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Authorities said Tuesday that DeAndre Argumon, who was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and endangering a child, has not been cooperative in the search, prompting investigators to ask for the public’s help in locating the baby, The Lufkin Daily News reports.

“We're asking that the public be vigilant while they're in the community,” Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson said. “While you're on your property ... while you're visiting your family at the cemetery, be vigilant. Look for anything out of place. Look for small, fresh graves, anything that would raise a suspicion. Do not touch it, and please call local law enforcement.”

The Cherokee County Crime Stoppers announced on Saturday that they are offering a “substantial reward” for information on Armaidre Argumon’s disappearance.

Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to contact the Wells Police Department at 903-683-2271 or the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 903-683-2271.

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