JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An AMBER Alert has been issued for Lonzie Barton, who was last seen at Ravenwood Apartments, located at 8030 South Old Kings Road.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the mother’s boyfriend was getting ready to take Lonzie and his 5-year-old sister to pick up their mom. Around 2:20 a.m., the boyfriend put the children in the car and ran back into the apartment. The 5-year-old then came into the apartment and told the man “she’s scared.” The boyfriend went back outside and that’s when he saw the orange 1995 Honda Civic being driven away with Lonzie inside.
Police say the stolen vehicle was later recovered around in the 8100 block of Cesperdes Avenue, which is a short distance away from the apartment complex, without the child inside. The child was not in a car seat at the time of the vehicle theft, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
K9 and air units are searching the area.
Lonzie is 2 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds. He was last seen wearing only a diaper, according to police.