AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Missing 2-year-old Tulsa boy Jason Taylor found safe

TULSA - TULSA -- Authorities say they have located a 2-year-old boy taken by his father Tuesday night.

The Amber Alert was canceled for Jason Allen Taylor shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday.

Police say Jason was taken around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday from 5621 E. 71st Pl. by his father, 28-year-old William Taylor, who has a history of violence and mental illness.

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According to police, there is a permanent protective order in place for Jason Taylor with William Taylor as the defendant.

Early Thursday morning, police say Carl Chism and his two godsons were going fishing in rural Tulsa County when they noticed a gate, which is usually closed, open just west of Highway 75 near 106th Street North.  They walked down the gravel road and discovered William Taylor's Chevy Tahoe.

Chism called 911 and police confirmed the license tag number.  When sheriff's deputies arrived they surrounded the vehicle.

Police say William Taylor wouldn't get out of the Tahoe and didn't want to release his son.  Officers broke a window and pried the boy from William Taylor's arms.  The toddler was taken to safety and William Taylor was arrested for violating a protective order.

Police say while they were arresting William Taylor they handed the toddler to Chism, who gave the little boy his shirt because he was cold.  Chism said they talked about his mother and grandmother while they waited.

Jason Taylor was later eunited with his mother and grandmother in downtown Tulsa.

Deputies say if Chism had not been out on the rural road at that time it could have been much longer before the Tahoe was spotted and the boy recovered.

Kathy Washburn, Jason's grandmother, called the last 24 hours "hell." She said Wednesday night that she hasn't been able to eat or sleep and worries William Taylor has been neglecting the toddler.

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