AMBER Alert canceled, 1-year-old child has been found safe, suspect still at large

Posted at 8:23 AM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 12:04:47-04

The child in AMBER Alert has been returned home with his grandparents, according to the Akron Police Department.

The child and his mother were reunited shortly after the child was dropped off at his grandparent's house.

The child was 'taken by force' by his non-custodial father in Akron.

The suspect, Darrius Heard kicked down the door of the home where the child was staying with his mother.

The incident took place at an apartment on Callis Oval just before 4:30 a.m.

He hit the child's mother and then took the child with him, according to police.

Heard will face aggravated burglary, kidnapping and domestic violence charges.
Authorities still looking for Heard Sr.