Update: Oct. 13 -- Alexis Johnson was found safe in Louisiana late Monday. Authorities have arrested her alleged abductor, Harvey Eugene York Jr. No additional details are available at this time.
An Amber Alert has been issued for Alexis "Lexi" Lynn Johnson, a 6-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her mother's ex-boyfriend Harvey Eugene York Jr. on Sunday, according to Texas police. The suspect's vehicle has since been spotted in Louisiana, but authorities have been unable to locate Alexis or York.
According to Texas' Harris County Sheriff's Office, Alexis and her mother were in downtown Houston on Sunday, when the girl's mom got into an argument with 40-year-old York. He allegedly grabbed the child during the argument, and fled in a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck, with Louisiana license plate number F163202.
York isn't Alexis' biological father, according to the police.
Authorities received their first break in the case on Monday, when York's mother reported he and the girl had stopped at her home in Zwolle, Louisiana, a small town just outside of Shreveport, click2houston.com reported.
Local and state law enforcement authorities are now coordinating a massive search effort in that area. Local media report that authorities have patrol units on the ground and helicopters in the air searching for York and the child.
The family is not worried York will harm Alexis, but they are concerned the girl could be injured as he continues to evade police, reported a local ABC station. The Huffington Post was unable to make contact with Alexis' family Monday.
Alexis Johnson is described as a white female, who is 3 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 63 pounds, and has shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes. She typically wears eyeglasses, police said. Authorities have released a photo of her alleged abductor.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 713-221-6000.
Also on HuffPost:
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place