Morgan County AMBER Alert suspect in custody after nearly 5-hour search


MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — Morgan County authorities said they have a man in custody after he took a 16-year-old girl from a Lacey’s Spring-area home at gunpoint early Wednesday.

Adam Dexter Wilson, 36, was taken into custody around 5 p.m., the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities said the girl is safe.

According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Swafford, Wilson has been charged with Kidnapping- Interference with Custody and more charges may be possible as officials continue to investigate.

Adam Dexter Wilson, 36

An AMBER Alert was issued Wednesday afternoon for the girl.

The sheriff’s office said just after 1:30 p.m. that deputies and investigators had responded to Prince Circle in the Lacey’s Spring-Morgan City area.

The girl’s sister called 911 at 12:10 p.m. and said her sister had been taken at gunpoint by Adam Dexter Wilson, 36. Wilson and the girl do know each other, Swafford said.

Tracking dogs from the Limestone County Correctional Facility were used in the search, as well as Alabama Law Enforcement Agency helicopters and drones from Huntsville police and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. No gun was located on Wilson when he was found and he did not resist arrest. The 16-year-old has been turned over to her family.

Authorities said the area around Prince Circle, Water Tower Loop and Hamner Road is rough terrain. One deputy was treated for heat exhaustion during the search.

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