AMBER Alert cancelled for 1-year-old, man charged with kidnapping

Theodore R. Lipscomb (Source: York County Detention Center)

GASTON COUNTY, NC (WSPA)–Authorities have cancelled an AMBER alert for a child reported missing from North Carolina.

Early Thursday morning, authorities asked the public to be on the lookout for 18-month-old Gage Conley after an alleged abduction.

Gaston County Police say the boy was inside a vehicle stolen Wednesday night in Gastonia.

Officers say the child was found unharmed around 5 a.m. Thursday.

Police say Theodore Lipscomb, 41, of Clover, S.C., has been arrested in connection to the vehicle theft and kidnapping.

Lipscomb is in the York County jail awaiting extradition to North Carolina.

Gaston County Police say Lipscomb knows the boy’s mother and had been riding with her and her boyfriend in the vehicle before the theft.

Police are still searching for the stolen Chevrolet Suburban. The SUV was towing a boat at the time it was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. J.P. Brienza at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.