Amber Alert canceled for Pickens County girl

PICKENS COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Pickens County Sheriff's Office canceled an Amber Alert for 8-year-old Elysha Christine Shelton early Tuesday morning.

Deputies found the girl and arrested the suspect. An Amber Alert was issued just before 1 a.m.

Deputies say Shelton was last seen with her father, 46-year-old Donnie Lee Shelton.

Deputies say Shelton forced his way into the home of his estranged wife around 6 p.m. Monday and took Elysha. The Sheltons are legally separated and the wife had issued a protective order against Donnie.

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