Update (8:45 AM 3/27/22): The Franklin Police Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that missing one-year-old Aziah Lumpkin was found safely in Nashville, although no details of his recovery have been released.
Police are still looking for the child’s noncustodial father, Sharles Lumpkin, Jr., who is wanted on charges of domestic assault and most importantly aggravated kidnapping.
Update (8:50 PM 3/25/22): The Franklin Police Department released additional information about the disappearance of one-year-old Aziah Lumpkin Friday night, just hours after the news aired. Amber TBI alert.
“Tonight’s Amber Alert stems from a February 27 domestic incident [disturbance call]in which the missing child’s non-custodial father brought him to a Franklin hotel room the couple shared,” FPD said in a press release. “While there, the father assaulted the mother of the child, then left with the child before the officers arrive.”
Police said in the statement that the child’s mother told officers she believed Aziah was safe with her father, Sharles Lumpkin, Jr., but police obtained a warrant for his arrest. for domestic assault.
Police were again contacted by the child’s mother on Thursday March 24, and after being told that the mother had not seen either her child or the child’s father since February 27, police secured another arrest warrant for Lumpkin, this time on the charge of particularly aggravated kidnapping.
Original Story (6:36 PM 3/25/22):
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for a missing one-year-old child from Franklin.
According to TBI, Aziah Lumpkin has been missing since February 27, but the alert was issued on Friday evening March 25.
TBI describes the child as black, weighing around 21 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
The baby’s non-custodial father, Sharles Lumpkin, Jr. is facing a particularly aggravated kidnapping and domestic assault charge in connection with Aziah’s disappearance, per TBI.
TBI says there is no known direction of travel, but ongoing investigative work indicates Sharles may be in the Nashville area.
Anyone with information about Lumpkin’s disappearance or the whereabouts of Sharles Lumpkin, Jr. should call 1-800-TBI-FIND.
No other information was immediately available.