The second Missouri child kidnapped in the past week by a registered sex offender was found unharmed early this morning in New Mexico.
Five-year-old Devon Denman
was taken from his father by gunpoint Saturday at the Lake of the Ozarks. Just after midnight this morning police near Gallup, New Mexico, attempted to stop a car driven by Devon's mother Elizabeth Denman
and her boyfriend Mark Cochran
. The vehicle sped off -- reaching speeds of over 100 miles an hour -- before police used stop sticks to blow out the tires.
As KSDK reports
, Denman and Cochran fled the vehicle after firing
shots at police. They're currently on the run as police search a
200-square-mile patch of the New Mexico high desert. Devon was found in the
backseat of the vehicle. Elizabeth Denman, 41, is a convicted felon. Her
40-year-old boyfriend a registered sex offender.
was awarded custody of the boy last week. The kidnapping comes just
days after authorities in Fenton discovered 4-year-old
Alisa Meier unharmed
a day after she was taken from her
front yard by registered sex offender Paul Smith who
later killed himself