Father arrested in Tennessee for 'abducting son, 2, from New Jersey'

Father arrested in Tennessee for 'abducting son, 2, from New Jersey'
Father arrested in Tennessee for 'abducting son, 2, from New Jersey'

A father has been arrested in Tennessee for allegedly abducting his two-year-old son from New Jersey, prosecutors said on Saturday.

Sebastian Rios was found with his father Tyler Rios, of Highland Park in New Jersey, earlier on Saturday in Monterey, Tennessee, according to a press release from the Union County Prosecutor's Office.

Rios, 27, also allegedly abducted little Sebastian's mother Yasemin Uyar, 24, who law enforcement agencies have not yet found.

Cops had sent out a widely disseminated Amber Alert on Friday, which was cancelled after the boy was found.

Rios was identified as a suspect in the case after Sebastian didn't show up to his daycare on Friday and Uyar did not arrive for scheduled work shifts, officials said.

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Tyler Rios, left, the father of Sebastion Rios, has been arrested

Cops said the boy's mother Yasemin Uyar remains missing

Tyler Rios, left, the father of Sebastion Rios, has been arrested while cops said the boy's mother Yasemin Uyar remains missing

Cops had sent out a widely disseminated Amber Alert on Friday, which was cancelled after the boy was found

Cops had sent out a widely disseminated Amber Alert on Friday, which was cancelled after the boy was found

Sebastian and his mother Yasemin had last been seen in Rahway on Thursday

Sebastian and his mother Yasemin had last been seen in Rahway on Thursday 

Members of the Rahway Police Department conducted a welfare check for her and her toddler son at her home on Friday morning but found nobody inside. 

Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo said in the news release that her office is 'relieved' that Sebastian was found that his father has been arrested.

'We are still urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Yasmine Uyar to come forward and tell us what they know, even anonymously,' she said.

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Rios will remain in custody in Tennessee until he is extradited back to New Jersey, officials said. Charges are expected to be filed in Union County Superior Court.

Sebastian and his mother Yasemin had last seen in Rahway on Thursday. Uyar's tearful mother Karen, the young tot's grandmother, said she a 'grateful' to have her grandson back.

'I'm so grateful to know that he's okay, but I am just praying every second that we find Yasemin, we call her Yazzi, that we find Yasemin,' Karen Uyar told WABC.

Yasemin's sister Marissa told WABC that she and Rios are not together and he recently became homeless.

Court records reviewed by DailyMail.com show Rios was charged with aggravated assault and strangulation of a domestic violence victim in 2018, as well as theft.

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, said she is 'grateful' that her grandson has been found

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, said she is 'grateful' that her grandson has been found

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, is pictured while her daughter remains missing

Karen Uyar, the grandmother of Sebastian Rios, is pictured while her daughter remains missing 

The grandmother has detailed her daughter's and grandson's alleged abuse on Facebook

The grandmother has detailed her daughter's and grandson's alleged abuse on Facebook

Cops are pictured outside of a home in New Jersey after an Amber Alert was issued for the then-missing boy

Cops are pictured outside of a home in New Jersey after an Amber Alert was issued for the then-missing boy 

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Police are seen responding to the home where they found Yasemin and her son Sebastian missing

Rios took a plea deal signed in February 2020 in which he was convicted of the domestic violence assault charge but the theft and strangulation charges were dismissed.

The document shows that the court had found 'aggravating factors' that Rios was at risk of committing 'another offense.'

He was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail and three years on probation, and was ordered to attend anger management counseling.

The court also ordered him to have no contact with the victim, while noting that he already had restraining orders against him issued by Family Court.

Grandmother Karen Uyar detailed her daughter's alleged abuse in a post made to Facebook

Grandmother Karen Uyar detailed her daughter's alleged abuse in a post made to Facebook