8/6/2014 6:37 AM
by Rebecca Turco
MERCER COUNTY - An amber alert has been
issued for a Virginia boy and emergency dispatchers told Newswatch the abductor
was driving in Mercer County Wednesday morning.
Tommy Lee Able Engle, 3, was abducted Monday night by his
father, Tommy Lee Travis Engle. The boy is three feet tall, weighs 35 pounds, and
has short blonde hair and blue eyes, according to Virginia’s amber alert
Mercer County dispatchers said they received a BOLO
around 2 a.m. Wednesday after the father's cell phone was pinged and it was
located in the area of Route 460 and I-77. Folks are asked to be on the lookout
for a navy blue Dodge Neon four-door car with a Virginia license plate WNZ9169.
The father has a background in military training and has
been very hostile toward law enforcement. He may be armed with AK-47 and a
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Patrick
County Sheriff's Office at 276-694-3161 or Virginia State Police at