9:30 pm Update – Investigators with the Ruston Police Department have confirmed that 8 year old Dakota Knox has been located safe in Ouachita Parish. Authorities are still searching for the child’s suspected abductor, 23 year old Sommer Ann Hattaway. Further inquiries or information related to the ongoing investigation should be directed to Ruston Police Department Deputy Chief Clint Williams at 318-255-4141.
4 feet tall, 70 pounds, blue eyes and sandy hair, wearing yellow shorts, orange shirt and yellow jacket.
October 25th of 2015 around 7:25, Dakota Knox was asleep in the back of 2000, Black, Mercury Mountaineer Louisiana plate’s ZAW146. Suspect Sommer Ann Hattaway, 23, is believed to have driving off with the vehicle and Dakota asleep in the back from the Lincoln Motel,9 04 E. Georgia Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana.