Police: 2 Michigan children taken by father found safe in North Carolina

Joshua Breckenridge on tether for domestic violence

Avery and Jaden Breckenridge
Avery and Jaden Breckenridge (MSP)

CLARKSTON, Mich. – Police were searching for two missing, endangered children who were taken by their father, officials said.

According to Michigan State Police, as of Sunday both children were found in North Carolina and are safe.

Avery Elizabeth Breckenridge, a 1-year-old girl, and her 9-year-old brother, Jaden Breckenridge were taken by their father, Joshua Breckenridge, in Clarkston, police said.

He was driving a white 2003 GMC Yukon with no license plate. Police believed he was heading to North Carolina, according to authorities.

Police said Joshua Breckenridge stole a car from the children’s mother. He is on tether for domestic violence and is not supposed to leave the state, officials said. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Breckenridge has taken the children in the past.

Detectives did not believe the children were in any physical danger; however, Avery has a heart and seizure condition and her father did not take her medication, authorities said.

The vehicle police believe Joshua Breckenridge is driving. (MSP)

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