Father who allegedly abducted Augusta County 13-year-old son in custody

Steven Moran (Left) & Jaxson Moran (Right) (Augusta County Sheriff's Office)

AUGUSTA COUNY, Va.UPDATE

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office said the father, Steve Moran, is in custody and the child who was abducted, Jaxson Moran, is safe.

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ORIGINAL STORY

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in finding an abducted teenage boy.

Authorities say the 13-year-old boy was abducted by his father in the Greenville area Tuesday evening.

The sheriff’s office says the teen was abducted at gunpoint by his father, Steven Moran, away from his mother at about 4:16 p.m. He is believed to be in extreme danger.

Steven and his son were seen driving in a maroon 2014 Nissan Titan with VA license plate “VHZ-4343″ traveling north from 420 Almo Chapel Road.

The boy was last seen wearing a lime green and grey Ariat baseball hat, a navy blue Under Armour hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and Ariat work boots. He has brown hair, brown eyes, weighs about 115 pounds and is 5 feet, 3 inches tall.

Steven was last seen wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt, jeans, tennis shoes and camo front John Deere baseball cap. He has red hair, brown eyes, weighs about 200 pounds and is 5 feet, 5 inches tall.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office has obtained the following charges for Steven: abduction of force, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm while under a protective order, brandishing a firearm, two counts of violating a protective order and violating a protective order armed with a weapon.

Authorities said this is an isolated domestic-related incident.

Though the sheriff’s office is asking for help, authorities say not to follow or approach Steven.

Anyone with information on their location is asked to call 911.


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