Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester reports children found in Texas, 2 in custody

Bryant Schivers and Tara Springfield were taken into custody in Converse, Tx on Sunday, August 6, 2017. (OK Department of Public Safety)


Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester, just before 11:00 a.m. Sunday, posted to his Twitter page the following tweet:

The children were located in Converse, Tx . Bryant Schivers Jr. and Tara Springfield have been taken into custody. More information is expected later today.


NORMAN, Okla. (KOKH) - The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert for a 1-and-a-half-year-old Cleveland County child on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Bryant Schivers Jr., 37, and Tara Springfield, 37, had their parental rights removed by a Cleveland County judge on Friday. When Cleveland County sheriff's officers arrived to remove the child, Schivers and Springfield, with the child, had fled.

According to OKDPS, it wass thought Schivers and Springfield were in a 2011 Chevrolet C 15 pickup with Oklahoma license BQQ657. The suspects were known to be "heavy substance abusers."

Schivers was described as being 5-foot-10, weighing 185 pounds with brown eyes. Springfield was described as being 5-foot-6, weighs 140 pounds and has hazel eyes. There was no description of the clothing they were wearing.

Authorities also requested the public be on the lookout for three additional children. who were thought to be with Schivers and Springfield.

An arrest warrant for kidnapping was issued for Schivers, according to Undersheriff Rhett Burnett with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office.

"Our number one concern, at all times, is the welfare of the kids," Burnett said.

It is thought the youngest child might be in danger and anyone who sees the couple, the children or vehicle was urged to call 911. Burnett said don't do anything to alert the couple, saying just let law enforcement deal with it.

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