Amber Alert in Licking Co. canceled after child found safe, suspect in custody

Amber Alert suspect Matthew R. Trent.

NEWARK, OH (WCMH) — An Amber Alert issued for a one-year-old in Licking County has been canceled.

Newark Police say Keiria was found safe and her father, the suspect is in custody.

The Newark Division of Police issued a statewide Amber Alert Sunday afternoon after Matthew Trent, 27, reportedly took his daughter.

Initial reports say Trent was possibly armed and dangerous and threatening suicide.

According to the official alert, the child was being watched by her sister at a home in the 100 block of North 11th Street in Newark. Trent reportedly came and took the child. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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