UPDATE: Two Portsmouth boys found safe after Amber Alert, mother still at large

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Two children at the center of an Amber Alert issued Friday have been found safe, Portsmouth police say.

Authorities say five-year-old Dominique Eugene Jarvis and one-year-old Messiah Khyon Jones-Jarvis were abducted by their mother, 24-year-old Asia Jarvis.

According to detectives, the father of the children called police after he received a concerning message from Asia Jarvis. He had last seen the boys at a home in the 1100 block of Carrington Crescent around 8:54 a.m. Friday.

An Amber Alert was issued for the children shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday. It has since been canceled.

Jarvis’ family talked to 10 On Your Side Friday night and said that they believed the children were safe.

Just after 12 a.m. Saturday, police said Asia dropped the boys off at a family member’s home. Asia remains at large.

Police have taken out two warrants against Asia for felony abduction. Authorities described her as a black female who stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a blue night robe, green tights and an oversized shirt.

Authorities initially said Jarvis may be driving a black Jeep, but later confirmed she is not. It’s not clear what kind of vehicle she may be traveling in.

If you have seen or know where Asia Jarvis is or know anything about this case, call the Portsmouth Police Department immediately at 757-393-5300, Detective A. Mannings at 757-718-6781 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — An AMBER Alert has been issued for two children who police say were abducted by their mother Friday in Portsmouth.

Five-year-old Dominique Eugene Jarvis and one-year-old Messiah Khyon Jones-Jarvis are believed to be in extreme danger.

According to detectives, the children were last seen at a home in the 1100 block of Carrington Crescent by their father at 8:54 a.m. Friday. The father, who has custody of the children, received a concerning message from the birth mother, 24-year-old Asia Jarvis. He contacted police.

State police say Jarvis has made threats to kill both children. She claimed she would shoot the children if the father did not give her money, the Amber Alert issued for the children says.

Police say Asia Jarvis is a black female who stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a blue night robe, green tights and an oversized shirt.

Dominique Jarvis is a five-year-old black male with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at 2 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 32 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue and red shirt and pajama pants.

Messiah Jarvis is a one-year-old black male, about 2 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 30 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing yellow and black pants and a white t-shirt.

Authorities initially said Jarvis may be driving a black Jeep, but later confirmed she is not. It’s not clear what kind of vehicle they are traveling in.

Police have taken out two warrants on Asia Jarvis for felony abduction.

If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Dominique, Messiah or their mother Asia Jarvis, call the Portsmouth Police Department immediately at 757-393-5300, Detective A. Mannings at 757-718-6781 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.

Police believe Asia Jarvis abducted two children and are extreme danger (Photos: State Police)



UPDATE: Children under Amber Alert found safe, mother not in custody

UPDATE: 7:00 a.m.
The Portsmouth Police Department says they have located Dominique Eugene Jarvis, 5, and Messiah Khyon Jones-Jarvis, 1.

Both of the children are safe.

Police say Asia Jarvis is still not in custody.

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UPDATE: 9:25 p.m.

State Police say they are not traveling in a black Jeep, and there are no further leads on the vehicle at this time.
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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia State Police and the Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse have issued an Amber Alert for a child abduction on behalf of the Portsmouth Police Department.

Police are looking for:
Dominique Eugene Jarvis, 5, who is 2'10", 32 pounds with brown hair and eyes, last seen wearing a blue/red shirt, and pajama pants.

Messiah Khyon Jones-Jarvis, 1, who is 2'6", 30 pounds, with brown eyes and braided hair.
Police said the two children are believed to be in extreme danger and were last seen at a home on Carrington Crescent in Portsmouth.

They were likely abducted by Asia Dominique Jarvis, 24, who is 5'8", 215 pounds, with brown eyes and hair; police say Asia is the two children's mother.

According to WVEC, in Virginia Beach, the father has custody of the two children and he received a message from their mother that caused him to worry and contact police.

If you see them, contact the Portsmouth Police Department at 757-393-5300 or State Police at 1-800-822-4453 (1-800-VACHILD).

Police said Asia Jarvis has made threats to kill both children; she claimed she would shoot the children if the father did not give her money.

Asia currently has two warrants on file for felony abduction.


UPDATE: Children safe after AMBER Alert in Portsmouth, mother still on the run

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - An AMBER Alert was issued for two children after police believed they were taken by their birth mother.

Police said the children had been dropped off at a friends house and they are safe. This was reported around midnight

The mother is still at large, according to police.

There are no further details about the mother's whereabouts.

Police said  Asia Jarvis made threats to kill both children if their father didn't not provide money.

The father has custody of the children. He received a message from the mother that concerned him so he called police.

Asia Jarvis is a 24-year-old black female who is 5’8”, and 215 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Jarvis was last seen wearing a blue night robe, green tights and an over sized shirt. She currently has two active warrants on file for felony abduction.

If you have any information that can help call the  Portsmouth Police Department immediately at (757) 393-5300 or Detective A. Mannings at (757) 718-6781.

ORIGINAL STORY:

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- An AMBER Alert has been issued for two children after police believe they were taken by their birth mother.

Police said Asia Dominique Jarvis has made threats to kill both children.

The Portsmouth Police Department said they believe 5-year-old Dominique Eugene Jarvis and 1-year-old Messiah Khyon Jones-Jarvis are in extreme danger.

The children were last seen in the 1100 block of Carrington Crescent in Portsmouth.

The father has custody of the children. He received a message from the mother that concerned him so he called police.

The Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse issued the amber alert for a child abduction on behalf of in Portsmouth Police Friday at 8:54 am.

Dominique Jarvis is described as a black male, 2’ 10’’ tall, 32 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue and red shirt and pajama pants.

Messiah Jones-Jarvis is described as a black male with brown eyes and braided brown hair.

Asia Dominique Jarvis, 24, is described as a black female, 5’ 8’’ tall, 215 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. Jarvis was last seen wearing a blue night robe, green tights and an over-sized shirt.

She currently has two active warrants on file for felony abduction.

Virginia State Police initially reported Jarvis and the children may be traveling in a black jeep. Police now say they don’t not believe that is the case. They went on to say there are no further leads on the vehicle at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department at (757)393-5300 or the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453 (1-800-vachild).

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