Amber Alert canceled; Boy, mother found

Landen Snethen (Source: ISP)
Landen Snethen (Source: ISP)
Landen Snethen & Brooke Burnett (Source: ISP)
Landen Snethen & Brooke Burnett (Source: ISP)

By Heartland News

OKAWVILLE, IL (KFVS) - Police arrested a woman accused of abducting her four-year-old son Monday.

Brooke Burnett, 24, was arrested just outside of Okawville in Washington County.

Police issued an Amber Alert Monday afternoon after they say Brooke Burnett of Johnston City forced her way into a family member's home in Hamilton County and grabbed her four-year-old son Landen.  She then sped off in her car.

State police quickly sealed off the home on Route 3 in rural Hamilton County.

Officers from all across the area started searching for Burnett and the boy.

Shortly before 4 p.m. police got word Burnett had contacted her father in the Mount Vernon area.

Around 7 p.m. Monday police caught up with Burnett and Landen.

Burnett now faces abduction charges.  Landen is with his grandparents.

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