RED SPRINGS — An Amber Alert was issued this morning for a 1-year-old boy who lives in Red Springs, and police believe they know who abducted the boy.
Sheriff’s deputies are looking for 23-year-old Shamael Ellerber, who they believe took the young boy, Jaylon Marcus Bullard.
Authorities say Ellerber took Bullard from a resident at 154 McBridge Road in Red Springs. They say he is driving a green 2001 Chevrolet Malibu with N.C. license tag CAE8603.
Jaylon is described as Indian, about 2 feet tall and weighing about 30 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Ellerber is black, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 153 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and tattoos on his chest, including the name “Melissa.” He also has a tattoo of “Jaden” on his right hand and “Meagan” on his right arm. Photographs of the boy and Ellerber were released to the media.
The relationship between Ellerber and Bullard was unclear this morning. Authorities have not said if the two are related or whether they know each other.
Anyone with information should call the Robeson County Sheriffs Department at 910-671-3172 or call 911 or *HP.