Marcus Eugene Simmons and Karissa Renee Cummings are wanted on charges of interference with custody, Arab’s assistant police chief told AL.com today. The duo is accused of taking off with the children between midnight and 7 a.m. Friday. A day earlier, the Blount County Department of Human Resources removed the children from their parents’ custody, police said.
- Corbin Simmons is a 1-year-old. He’s described as 2 feet and about 25 pounds.
- Alexander Simmons is 4. He’s 2 feet 6 inches and weights about 30 pounds.
- Nicholas Simmons, 5, is 2 feet 6 inches and weighs about 35 pounds.
- Ian Simmons is 11. He’s 4 feet 5 inches and weighs about 86 pounds.
The suspects might be headed to Georgia or North Carolina with the children, said Arab Assistant Chief Shane Washburn. They might be traveling in a 2003 white Ford Windstar van, with the license plate of 8AJ1511, according to authorities.
Washburn said the children were taken from a home on Cobb Road in Arab. That’s in Marshall County. The children temporarily were living there in the custody of a relative. Authorities haven’t said why the children were removed by DHR from their parents.
Marcus Simmons is the father of all four children. Karissa Cummings is the mother of three of the children. The father is a 39-year-old with brown hair and eyes. He is 5 feet 4 inches and weighs about 119 pounds. The mother is a 29-year-old with blond hair and brown eyes. He’s 5 feet 2 inches and weighs about 160 pounds.
Information and photos re-posted with permission from Al.com