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Police issue Amber Alert for St. Louis County infant

Police are searching for Brian Pullen, right, after they say he abducted his 9-month-old son, also named Brian, on Sunday from the St. Louis County town of Overland.
Police are searching for Brian Pullen, right, after they say he abducted his 9-month-old son, also named Brian, on Sunday from the St. Louis County town of Overland.

An Amber Alert was issued early Sunday afternoon for a St. Louis County infant who police say was taken by his non-custodial father.

The Overland Police Department said Brian K. Pullen, 40, took his 9-month-old son, who is also named Brian, from a residence in the 2200 block of Woodson Road in Overland, Mo. Police said Pullen left the scene in a maroon or red sports car, which could have possibly been a Jaguar. However, an alert issued in Missouri says the vehicle might be a brown or maroon Nissan or Hyundai. Police did not release a license plate number for the vehicle.

Police said Pullen was armed with a shotgun at the time of the abduction. He is a registered sex offender and a convicted felon.

Police said Pullen may be en route to Fairmont City, Ill., according to the Amber Alert issued in Illinois. The Missouri Amber Alert says Pullen might be headed to Fairmont, Ill., which is near Joliet. The Overland Police Department said it was not immediately clear whether Pullen was headed to Fairmont or Fairmont City.

Pullen is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weights approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. The infant was wearing a blue and white onesie.

The Amber Alert issued in Missouri says William Bowen, 37, may also be in the vehicle. Bowen is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He has a tear drop tattoo under his left eye and a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Anyone with information should call the Overland Police Department at 314-227-2848.

Check back for more on this developing story.

Don O’Brien: 618-239-2626, @DOBrienBND

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