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Amber Alert for 2 kidnapped girls cancelled

The girls were reunited with their family at the Williamson County Sheriff's Office. (Source: Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office) The girls were reunited with their family at the Williamson County Sheriff's Office. (Source: Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office)
Damon Jones (Source: Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office) Damon Jones (Source: Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office)
The girls, 9-year-old Corbyn E. Erwin and 7-year-old Celsie E. Erwin, were found safe at the King Tut's gas station in Williamson County. The girls, 9-year-old Corbyn E. Erwin and 7-year-old Celsie E. Erwin, were found safe at the King Tut's gas station in Williamson County.
(Source: Michael Boyll) (Source: Michael Boyll)
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - An Amber Alert for two missing girls believed to have been kidnapped by their stepfather has been cancelled.

The girls, 9-year-old Corbyn E. Erwin and 7-year-old Celsie E. Erwin, were found safe at the King Tut's gas station in Williamson County. Their stepfather is in custody. 

The Williamson County Sheriff' Office received several calls on possible sightings of the vehicle. These calls led authorities to the area of Crab Orchard Lake and Lake of Egypt. During the search of the area the vehicle was spotted by a deputy at King Tut's convenience store. 

Damon Jones, the girls' stepfather, was taken into custody without incident and the girls were reunited with their family at the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.

The girls were last seen at home around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14.

Jones will initially be charged with kidnapping. Additional charges could be filed, according to Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick.

Officers from the Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Conservation, United States Fish and Wildlife, and agencies from all over the area assisted with the search for the girls.

Sheriff Vick would like to thank everyone who helped law enforcement locate the girls.

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