UPDATE: AMBER Alert out of Montana cancelled

Posted at 5:44 AM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 11:49:26-04

UPDATE (9:30 a.m): Mineral County, Montana has located the child safely along with the vehicle.

UPDATE (9:00 a.m.): The AMBER Alert has now being issued statewide. Lanetta Mellstead may now be heading to the Nampa area. If you have any information about their whereabouts, contact Mineral County Sheriffs Office at (406) 822-3555 or 911 immediately.

ORIGINAL STORY: An AMBER Alert has been issued out of Deborgia, Montana for an abducted child. The child was last seen in Deborgia and is believed to be in danger.

The non-custodial mother, 43-year-old Lanetta Kay Mellstead, incapacitated the father, who had custody, and took 7-year-old Tyran Ban Campben. At this time there is no word on the father's injuries.

The mother abuses drugs and is considered a direct threat to the life of the child. The mother may be going under the names Van Campen, Karisa or Ross.

You can find a full description of the child, suspect and vehicle below.

VICTIM: Tyran Ban Campen

Age: 7

Sex: Male

Race: White

Hair: Unknown

Eyes: Unknown

Height: Unknown

Weight: Unknown

Clothing: Unknown

SUSPECT: Lanetta Kay Mellstead

Alias names: Van Campen, Karisa, Ross

Age: 43

Sex: Female

Race: White

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Green

Height: 5'5"

Weight: 140

VEHICLE: 1996 Ford Explorer

Color: Black

Year: 1996

Make: Ford

Model: Explorer

Style: SUV

License#: 540676B

State: Mt

Direction of Travel: The cell phone was last pinged in the Western Montana or Idaho area possibly traveling westbound.

This AMBER Alert is only being issued for Kootenai, Shoshone and Bonner counties.