FOUND: Pierpont homeowner called police overnight, saying he found the mother, 23-year-old Chasity Cass, and the baby, 14-month-old Ayden Barnard, in his basement after hearing a disturbance, according to NewsNet5.
Original story: An Amber Alert has been activated out of Ohio for 14-month-old Ayden Barnard. The Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department has stated that they believe the boy has been kidnapped by his mother who they are stating is a suspected drug dealer.
Chastity Cass, 23, of Conneaut took Ayden, who is her son, from child protective services and may be heading to Oklahoma. Cass and Ayden are likely traveling with Shawn Barnard, 40, who is Ayden’s uncle and has a history of manufacturing methamphetamine, deputies said.
The three are believed to be traveling in a brown, 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada with the license plate number GLT 8941. Cass has family in Atoka, Oklahoma, leading deputies to believe she is headed there, the alert said. Anyone with information about Ayden, Cass or Barnard is asked to call the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department at 440-576-0055.