Alert canceled for missing East TN child - WSMV Channel 4

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Alert canceled for missing East TN child

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KINGSPORT, TN (WSMV) -

An endangered child alert that was issued overnight for a 4-year-old girl was canceled Friday morning. 

The alert was issued for Saran Malone, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The child was safely recovered by the Kingsport, TN, Police Department, reported WRCB-TV.

Authorities believe she was taken by her non-custodial mother, Jonnie Hammonds, who is 5'1" and has tattoos on either side of her neck. 

Hammonds is still at large and has warrants for methamphetamine manufacturing and parole violation.

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