Two boys from Georgia who were reported missing last week have been found in Austin and their father is in custody and facing charges, police said.
Brothers Ben and Henry Cleary — ages 9 and 7 — were visiting with their father, Daniel Cleary, of Roswell, Ga., and were supposed to return home Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. An Amber Alert was issued Thursday.
Daniel Cleary, 46, was arrested Saturday while walking out of a hotel room in Northwest Austin, Austin police spokesman Cpl. Wuthipong Tantaksinanukij said. Police received a tip from a woman who was also staying at the hotel and who recognized the boys after seeing them on CNN and called 911 about 5:10 p.m., Tantaksinanukij said.
Cleary remains in Williamson County jail, held on two felony warrants, Tantaksinanukij said. The boys’ mother is on her way from Georgia.
Police are still trying to figure out why Cleary was in Austin, where he was staying at the Crossland Economy Studios, a hotel just off U.S. 183 near Anderson Mill Road.
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