An eight-year-old Pickens girl, abducted from her home Monday night by her estranged father, has been found in Kentucky. The Amber Alert for Elysha Christine Shelton was cancelled around 5:30 Tuesday morning.
The eight year old was found at a hospital in Corbin, Kentucky complaining of stomach pains. Her father, 46-year-old Donnie Lee Shelton, has been taken into custody. Authorities say Shelton forced his way into the home of his estranged wife around 6 PM Monday and took Elysha.
Authorities initially believed that Shelton was headed to Cleveland, Tennessee where he has family. Shelton has been charged with assault and battery and non-custodial abduction of a child.