Sampson County girl subject of Amber Alert has been found

Breanne Jones
Breanne Jones(Sampson County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 26, 2021 at 12:43 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2021 at 8:32 PM EST
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SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A missing 10-year-old Sampson County girl who was the subject of a statewide Amber Alert has been found and her father taken into custody.

Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton tells WRAL that Breanne Jones was unharmed after the red 2004 Chevrolet Impala that authorities said her father Jonathan Jones was driving, was found off N.C. Highway 403 outside Clinton at about 5 p.m.

Thornton told WRAL when deputies went to check on the vehicle, the people inside jumped out and ran off. Tracking dogs and drones were brought in to assist with the search, and Jones, Christina Edge and the girl were found about 250 to 300 yards away in the woods.

Deputies say Jones and Edge abducted the girl from her grandmother’s home Monday night.

Jones and Edge are now in custody.


A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a child who was abducted from Sampson County.

Breanne Jones is a 10-year-old white girl with light brown hair and green eyes. She is about 3′4″ tall and weighs 75 pounds.

Jones was wearing a grey/pink Adidas hooded sweatshirt, red leggings, and white Adidas tennis shoes with pink stripes. The girl wears glasses.

Deputies say she was abducted by her father, Jonathan Jones, and Christina Edge. Jones is a white 38-year-old, 5′9″ tall, weighs 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue T-shirt, grey carpenter pants, and brown boots. He has a cross tattoo on his left cheek and “Breanne” tattooed on his left hand.

Jonathan Jones is wanted for a child abduction in Sampson County.
Jonathan Jones is wanted for a child abduction in Sampson County.(Sampson County Sheriff's Office)

Edge is a 32-year-old white woman, 5′2″ tall, weighs 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing black pants, black tennis shoes and a pink/black jacket.

Christina Edge
Christina Edge(NCDPS)

Deputies say it happened at another family member’s home in Turkey around midnight, though the abduction wasn’t reported to them until this morning.

They could be traveling in a red Chevrolet Impala with a spare tire on the rear passenger side.

This is a similar-looking car, according to deputies.
This is a similar-looking car, according to deputies.(Sampson County Sheriff's Office)

Anyone with information on the abduction should call the Sampson County Sheriff Office immediately at (910) 592-4141, or call 911 or *HP.

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