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Authorities have issued a statewide Amber Alert for a 1-year-old Akron boy.

Police say Darius Heard Jr. was taken by force by his non-custodial father from an apartment at 697 Callis Oval.

It happened at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday. The Amber Alert was issued at 5:20 a.m.

Darius is 2’ tall and weighs 34 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a red, white and blue Nautica polo shirt and a diaper.

The suspect’s name is 27-year-old Darius Rashaad Heard Sr. He’s described as 6’1” tall and weighs 195 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Authorities say he was last seen wearing a black Nike jacket and grey shorts.

The vehicle involved is a silver Chevy Sonic, which is believed to be a later model with possible Texas plates. There is an Enterprise rental sticker on the front windshield of the driver’s side.

Anybody with information is asked to call 911 immediately.

Pictures of the child have not been released, but we will post them as soon as images become available.


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