AMBER Alert: Parents Took Kids In Care Of Arizona DCS [UPDATED]

Jerry Jay Kirkley and Melissa Joy Gladden

An Amber Alert has been issued regarding children taken from Arizona Department of Child Safety custody around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday in Pinal County.

Authorities report that 2-year-old Blaze and 4-month-old Ryder Kirkley are possibly being taken to Mississippi or Louisiana by their parents, Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley.

The couple is believed to be traveling in a 2008 Dodge pickup with Louisiana license plate number C618802.

Blaze Kirkley is two years old with brown hair and green eyes. He is two foot nine inches tall and weighs twenty eight pounds.

Ryder Kirkley is four months old with brown hair and green eyes. He is two foot one inch tall and weighing fifteen pounds.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of these children, contact 9 1 1 immediately.

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