Amber Alert Over: Kidnapped Infant Found Safe In Bakersfield, Father Arrested

GORMAN (CBSLA) — A 2-month-old boy suspected of being kidnapped by his father Friday near Fort Tejon in northwest Los Angeles County — prompting an Amber Alert — was discovered safe Saturday morning in the Bakersfield area.

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Jeffrey Gomes. (LASD)

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports that 2-month-old Jefferson Gomes and his father, 42-year-old Jeffrey Michael Gomes, were found at approximately 11:50 a.m. Gomes was taken into custody by deputies. Jefferson was unharmed, the sheriff’s department said.

The abduction on Friday afternoon followed some kind of domestic violence incident, according to LASD. The boy was last seen at 1:20 p.m. Friday in his father’s pickup truck, which was towing an approximately 28-foot toy hauler trailer.

Jeffrey Gomes fled from the area of Zenobia Way, just north of state Route 138 in Lebec and was believed to be heading north on Interstate 5, the deputy said Friday.

The action prompted an Amber Alert and authorities warned that the suspect was possibly armed and dangerous.

Meanwhile, early Saturday morning, a vehicle matching the description of a truck was spotted at L.A. International Airport, an airport police officer said.

At about 5:15 a.m., someone reported that a white pickup truck matching Jeffrey Michael Gomes’ white 2007 white Chevrolet 2500 was spotted leaving the airport’s Central Terminal Area and going eastbound on Century Boulevard, Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Rob Pedregon said.

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Jefferson Gomes. (LASD)

Officers reviewed video footage of the area and dispatched some units, but were unable to locate the truck, Pedregon said.

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