AMBER ALERT: Citrus County children taken from guardians by parents

Posted at 9:14 AM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 09:16:19-04

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. -- A Florida AMBER ALERT has been issued for two Lecanto children that authorities think may be headed north.

The children are 1-year-old Mason Williams and 3-year-old Rylan Williams.

Mason has blonde hair and blue eyes, is 2 feet tall and 20 pounds.  Rylan also has blonde hair and blue eyes, is 3 feet tall and weighs 40 pounds.

The children were taken out of the home of their custodial guardian Saturday evening by their mother, 38-year-old Stacey Williams.

Williams is believed to be traveling with her husband and the children’s father 29-year-old Ryan Williams. The pair are known drug users and have a volatile relationship according to investigators. This new information elevated the children from missing and endangered status to an Amber Alert.

Stacy is 5'5" and 165 pounds, Ryan is 5'7" and 165 pounds.

Police suspect the two to be traveling in a 2000 white Ford Expedition with license plate tag: DNS C62.

They may be headed to West Virginia or Ohio.

Rylan was last seen wearing a pink dress with no shoes. Mason was last seen wearing an orange shirt and a diaper.

Both adults have a criminal past. 

If you have any information that can lead them to the two missing children, you're urged to call 911 or the Citrus County Sheriff's Office at 352-726-4488.