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Three children found safe in Oklahoma

LaShawnda Annice Theriac (KCBD) LaShawnda Annice Theriac (KCBD)
Jasmine Nichole Bazan (KCBD) Jasmine Nichole Bazan (KCBD)
Angel Contreras (KCBD) Angel Contreras (KCBD)

Three children reported kidnapped from Lubbock have been safe in Oklahoma and a man they were with is in custody.      

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 11-year-old Jasmine Bazan was found today with 41-year-old Kenneth Wilcox.      

Lubbock police say Wilcox allegedly took Jasmine, 9-year-old Angel Contreras, 15-year-old Lashawnda Theriac and his son over the weekend -- with plans to visit Six Flags Over Texas.

Police say he later left his son off with his ex-wife in Amarillo. Angel and Lashawnda were found safe overnight near Idabel, Okla., after Angel called his father.      

Lubbock Police Capt. Greg Stevens says Wilcox and the 11-year-old girl were located in a vehicle in a rural area near Shinewell, Okla.      

Wilcox is held on a warrant for aggravated kidnapping. Bond is $750,000.      

Stevens says plans are in progress to reunite the three children with their family.

Story courtesy of the Associated Press (2008).

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