Missing Gallatin boy found safe, father arrested in south Texas

Anthony and Seth Davis

The Gallatin Police Department is confirming the safe discovery of missing 7-year old Seth Davis, and the arrest of his father, Anthony Davis at mid-morning in Brownsville, Texas.  Information provided by Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards said that Anthony and Seth were found at about 10:30 this (Thursday) morning. Chief Richards said it is his understanding that Seth Davis is in “good condition” and has not been harmed.  The endangered person advisory has been cancelled.

The boy is now with the Brownsville Police Missing Persons Unit, waiting to be reunited with his mother.  She and other family members were preparing to travel to south Texas to return Seth Davis to his Gallatin home.

Anthony Davis was taken into custody by the Brownsville Police Department.  He is facing charges in Daviess County that include parental kidnapping.

Chief Richards, in speaking with KTTN/KGOZ, praised the “outstanding job done by Lieutenant Jason Grellner and the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Unit of Franklin County, Missouri”.  Washington, a city in Franklin County, is where police found the pickup truck that Anthony Davis used to leave northern Missouri earlier this month.

Anthony Davis and his son Seth were last seen during a custody exchange on Friday, December 2nd at the Chillicothe Wal-Mart.  Anthony was to have returned the boy to his mother on Sunday, December 4th, but did not.