Dennis Matthew Penny II
Dennis Matthew Penny III (left), Grace Elizabeth Penny
Chesterfield County, SC (WLTX, AP) - An Amber Alert that had been issued for two missing Chesterfiled County children has been cancelled, after the children were located.
State Law Enforcement Division Agent say 5-year-old Dennis Matthew Penny III and 2-year-old Grace Elizabeth Penny were found safe.
The man accused of taking them--37-year-old 37-year-old Dennis Matthew Penny II--has been arrested. Penny is the children's father.
According to authorities, the children were taken from the Mount Croghan area around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
Police discovered Thursday morning that Penny withdrew money from a Lancaster bank. Officers then spotted Penny, who pulled over after a short chase.
Authorities say Penny refused to get out of the truck with his children and drove off after officers tried to pull him out. The chase ended after Penny drove into a field and was trapped between pursuing officers and a fence. The children weren't harmed.