State seeking help finding teen allegedly taken by father

State seeking help finding teen allegedly taken by father
Joshua Frazier (Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Authorities are searching for a teenage boy after his father allegedly fled with him when the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services was granted custody of him.

Mitchell Lee Frazier
Mitchell Lee Frazier (Source: SOURCE: Smith County Sheriff's Office)

On April 17, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services was granted custody of 14-year-old. When the Department attempted to execute the removal of Joshua, the father, Mitchell Frazier allegedly ran with him.

Joshua Frazier’s health and welfare are in question. Joshua Frazier is described as a white male, 5’3”, 130 lbs., brown hair and brown eyes.

Michelle “Meri” Mullins
Michelle “Meri” Mullins (Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services)

The Department of Family and Protective Services said Joshua is believed to be with either his father, Mitchell Frazier, 59, or his mother Michelle “Meri” Mullins, 49. The father, Mitchell Frazier, is described as a white male, 5’10”, 200 lbs., brown hair, and green eyes.

2000 Chevy Silverado crew cab dually, tan
2000 Chevy Silverado crew cab dually, tan (Source: Smith County Sheriff’s Office)
Texas license plate BF43711
Texas license plate BF43711 (Source: Smith County Sheriff’s Office)

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Joshua Frazier or Mitchell Frazier please call the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 566-6600 or you may call your local law enforcement agency. Also, if you have any information that is pertinent to this case please contact Detective Audrey Lugo at (903) 533-1880 ext. 40.

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