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Sumter Co. missing children found, returned home

Emanuel Thornton (left), 9. Faith Thornton (right), 8. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office) Emanuel Thornton (left), 9. Faith Thornton (right), 8. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)
SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

Officials have confirmed that two children abducted in Sumter County have been found.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Emanuel Thornton, 9, and Faith Thornton, 8, were found in Houston County Tuesday evening. And are safe according to officials.

The children's mother, Lakeisha Tyson, 36, picked the two up Saturday around lunchtime at the Sumter County Rec. Department. 

According to police, she does not have custodial rights to the children.

Officials have returned Emanuel and Faith to their father.

According to the GBI, an agent did a check on a home where Lakeisha Tyson stayed in Warner Robbins and found her car in the driveway.

The agent contacted Houston County deputies.  

Before they got there, Tyson tried to leave the scene. The agent blocked in her vehicle and she went back inside the home.

When deputies arrived, she wouldn't tell them where the kids were located. They discovered one of the children hiding in the woods and the other was hiding in the attic

Tyson has been charged with felony kidnapping and interference with custody.

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