Amber Alert issued for two abducted children out of East Texas

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Desmond Wells, Ashlynn Wells, and Jesse Schmidt. (Photos from DPS)

RUSK, Texas (KETK) – An Amber Alert was issued around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning for two abducted children out of the Rusk area.

11-year-old Desmond Wells and 10-year-old Ashlynn Wells were last seen in the 11200 block of US HWY 84 in Rusk at 1:15 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Desmond is 5’5″ with blond hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a blue or black t-shirt with gray shorts and Wolverine hiking boots.

Ashlynn is 5’2″ with blond hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a peach t-shirt, peach shorts, and gray or pink Nike tennis shoes.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has named the suspect as 32-year-old Jesse Ray Schmidt. He is 5’10”, 160 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

They are asking the public to be on the lookout for a black Honda Civic with the license plate number BNX6155.

This is a developing situation. Please check back for updates.

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