Hunt for Family Ends
The Lovely family was arrested on March 9, 2005 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. All of the children were recovered.
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- Police say Preston was last seen with his parents, Michael and Haley Lovely in the Villa Rica area of Atlanta
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Last updated March 8, 2005
Mar 09, 2005
Lovelys Captured, Kids Safe And Sound
Police have been aggressively hunting for the Lovely family for more than two months. After allegations of abuse Michael and Haley Lovely lost custody of two of her children. On New Years Eve took their three children from Kokomo, Indiana and went on the run.
Police thought they were close to finding Michael and Haley, but they say the couple stole a car from their neighbor in Rome, Georgia just before police got to their apartment.
Lovelys Fell In Alabama
On March 9, 2005 police went to a DMV in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Police received information that Haley had tried to obtain an Alabama Identification Card on Monday, but because their computer systems were down, they told her she would have to come back. On March 9, Haley returned to the DMV to get her identification card. When she entered the DMV, State Troopers were there to arrest her. She then led the troopers to a car parked near by, where they found Michael and the three children. The three children were all found unharmed and are now safe.
Michael and Haley are being held on auto theft and forgery charges