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Amherst man arrested in connection to abduction that triggered Amber Alert

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jun 30, 2022

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Niagara County Sheriff's Office announced an Amherst man has been arrested in connection to an abduction that triggered an Amber Alert earlier this month.

The Amber Alert was issued on June 11 for 10-month-old Royalty Mullen. The alert was canceled a few hours later and Royalty was found safe, but police continued to search for the suspect who was identified as 37-year-old Anthones Mullen.

Thursday, the sheriff's office announced Anthones Mullen was arrested on outstanding warrants from the abduction in Buffalo by the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

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Mullen was turned over to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and transported to the Niagara County Correctional Facility for centralized arraignment, he faces the following charges:

  • Second-degree kidnapping
  • First-degree criminal contempt
  • Second-degree criminal contempt
  • Second-degree burglary
  • First-degree reckless endangerment
  • Second-degree reckless endangerment
  • Endangering the welfare of child

The sheriff's office said he also has several other outstanding bench warrants he will be arraigned on.