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7/22/05-Longview

Upshur Children Found After Amber Alert

Three Gilmer children, abducted in their sleep from their grandparent's home overnight, are safe. Police say the children's mother and her boyfriend, a registered sex offender took, Brittany Graham, Zachary Graham, and Hannah Petty from their beds around 2:00 a.m. They were found safe in Wichita Falls.

Now charged with custody interference, the children's mother, 24-year-old Tuwana Ann Petty and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Bradley Wayne Shipley.

Shipley served prison time for indecency with a child. The children's grandparents are relieved, but still can not believe what happened.

"We trusted her and by her coming into this house while I was asleep and just disappearing , I'm hurt . The state...trusted us with these kids and we love our grand kids," said grandmother Debbie Harris.

The grandparents are now on their way to pick up the children. Petty and Shipley are jailed in Wichita Falls.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.

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