Alabama teen who allegedly abducted 3-year-old neighbor found in Chattanooga

Police patrol car with sirens off during a traffic control. Blue and red flashing sirens of police car during the roadblock in the city. policelight police tile policelights policeblur police blur police car / Getty Images

A 13-year-old Alabama girl was taken into custody Friday in Chattanooga after she allegedly stole a car Thursday in Powell and took her 3-year-old neighbor with her, the DeKalb County (Alabama) Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Amber Alerts were issued and the deputies immediately began a search, agency spokesman Tyler Pruett said in the statement.

Powell is a rural community about 15 miles northwest of Fort Payne.

The girl had run away twice before, once to Scottsboro, Alabama, and another time to the Chattanooga area, Pruett said.

After reported sightings in Chattanooga, DeKalb County investigators and drug officers and Chattanooga police found the 3-year-old around 10 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Dodson Avenue and Windsor Street where the child had allegedly been left alone by the teen, Pruett said.

Early Friday, Chattanooga police found the 13-year-old and the stolen vehicle, Pruett said.