The Lima Police Department has issued a statewide endangered missing child advisory for four children taken by their non-custodial mother.
Their mother, Marianne Merritt, is said to be headed to Florida. Authorities are looking for a vehicle that is described as a dark blue 2000 Chrysler Voyager with Ohio license plate: FMQ3175. The minivan has a white passenger door.
Damara Croley,13, Benjamin Karl- Leland Croley, 12, Patience Wilson, 9, and Damien Wilson, 8, were taken by their non-custodial mother, according to a release.
Authorities said Merritt's boyfriend, Charles Perkins, is believed to be with them. He is said to be abusive towards the children and has active warrants. He is considered armed and dangerous.
You are asked to contact the Lima Police Department at 419-227-4444 with any information.