Police seek missing girls
by Shaka S. Lias
May 05, 2011 | 6215 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Cartersville Police are searching for two sisters who were allegedly taken by their biological father after an unsupervised visit Tuesday morning.

According to a CPD incident report, an officer was dispatched to the Department of Family and Children Services in reference to custodial interference. The complainant said the father of DeShae and Breanna Smith failed to return the girls at 12:30 p.m. According to the report, the the father picked the girls up from A Better Way Advicacy Center located at 104 Douglas St. at 8:30 a.m. for a four-hour visit. The father did not return at 12:30 and could not be reached by DFACS.

The officer was provided with a copy of an court order that stated that the children were currently in the custody of the state. A warrant was issued for interference with child custody.

Capt. M.R. Stewart, with the CPD, said an Amber Alert has not been filed, however a Be On the Look Out for the father has been issued. The suspect was last seen traveling in a white Nissan Altima, Georgia tag BQL2791.

"We checked [the father's] residence and business," Stewart said.

The Drug Task Force and U.S. Marshals also are assisting in finding the girls, ages 20 months and 3-years-old.

Stewart said that drugs are not involved and the drug task force is only assisting because they have more contacts.

According to Stewart, warrants for interference with child custody have been taken out against the father before.

Anyone with information should call the Cartersville Police Department at 770-382-2526