Amber Alert Issued in the Hudson Valley on Thursday
The Sullivan County sheriff's office has issued an Amber Alert after a couple allegedly abducted four children in our area.
PIX 11 is reporting that the alert was issued just after 11pm on Wednesday for 5-year-old Gabriella Torres, 4-year-old Jacob Esquilin, 2-year-old Jionni Torres and 6-month-old Assata Mari Franklin.
Police say that they issued a court order removing the children from their home in the Monticello area after charges of neglect and suspected drug activity. The couple, 27-year-old Tina Esquilin and 30-year-old Alfred Franklin Jr. fled with the children.
The couple is said to have a violent history.
Esquilin has black hair and brown eyes, is 5'4" and weighs around 169 pounds.
Franklin Jr. also has black hair, is 6'1" and weighs about 220 pounds.
There is no description about any vehicles they may be driving. If anyone has information about the whereabouts of this couple or the children they are urged to call the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office at (866) NYS-AMBER or dial 911.