|WCSO deputies locate missing child in Crawfordville|
A three-year-old juvenile was found safe and sound by Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol deputies Tuesday, April 1 after the WCSO received a tip from the U.S. Marshal’s North Florida Regional Task Force, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.
Information received by the sheriff’s office noted that Landon Eilers and his biological mother, Wendy Barber Hardacre, 42, may be located in the Stokley Road area of Crawfordville. WCSO deputies canvassed the area and spoke to witnesses who recognized the mother and son. Landon had been listed as missing and potentially in danger by Tallahassee Police Department officials.
Hardacre was taken into custody on Stokley Road without incident. Eilers was safe and healthy. The child happily accepted a candy bar from Sgt. Jeremy Johnston after he was found. The mother and child were turned over to the Task Force at approximately 12:40 p.m.
Sgt. Johnston was assisted by Sgt. Billy Jones, Deputy Nick Boutwell and Deputy Anthony Paul.