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Amber alert canceled, 6-year-old is safe

Shelly is a white female, 40-inches tall, weighs 48 pounds, has sandy hair, brown eyes and has ADHD but is not currently on any medication. (Source: amberalert.com) Shelly is a white female, 40-inches tall, weighs 48 pounds, has sandy hair, brown eyes and has ADHD but is not currently on any medication. (Source: amberalert.com)
LOYALL, KY (KFVS) -

The Amber alert for a 6-year-old Kentucky girl has been canceled.

Suspect Larry Bailey is in custody and Shelly Bailey is safe, according to authorities.

According to amberalert.com, 6–year-old Shelly Bailey was taken from Loyall, Ky. on April 5, 2011 at approximately 4:45 p.m.

Shelly was at her Aunt's apartment awaiting a child services pick up when male subject, who is listed on the birth certificate as the father, took the child from her aunt.

The suspect Larry Bailey, 51, is a white male, 5-foot 8-inches tall, 168 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes and has a mustache.

He was thought to be driving a white vehicle with Arkansas plates.

Police has had contact with the suspect via cellular phone. The suspect advised that he was not going to let the child go into foster care and would let the state of Arkansas fight over the custody of the child.

When officers advised him this morning that he needed to return the child and turn himself in, he made threats in reference to harming the child and refused to comply with law enforcement.

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