Posted: Jun 13, 2012 5:10 PM by KBZK News
Updated: Jun 14, 2012 10:18 AM
The parents of three children who were the subject of an Amber Alert were taken into custody without incident after they were stopped by authorities on Interstate 90 near Bozeman this afternoon.
Ashley Todd, 29, and Curtis Drakeford, 33, were stopped at mile marker 291 heading eastbound on I-90 at around 2 p.m., according to Sgt. Patrick McCarthy.
McCarthy said there were no weapons involved in the stop, which shut down the interstate for about eight minutes. The couple was being booked into the Gallatin County Detention Center this afternoon.
The Montana Highway Patrol, Gallatin County Sheriff's Office and Manhattan Police responded to the incident after authorities received the Amber Alert on their computer.
An Amber Alert was issued for Kali Drakeford, 9; Ashton Drakeford, 8, and Cursten Drakeford, 6, after their parents took them to keep the children from CPS custody.
According to KIRO TV in Seattle, Detectives said the Drakefords traveled into the city of Deer Lodge, Montana, as late as 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday and believe they are continuing to head eastbound on Interstate 90.
CPS is concerned that the children are in danger because of a history of domestic violence between the parents. Both parents have mutual restraining orders which have been served, according to KIRO.