Child abducted by gunman in Augusta County, sheriff says

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From the sheriff’s office:

“The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating a child who was abducted by his father in the Greenville area this evening.

Jaxson D. Moran, W / M, 13 years old, 5’03 ”, 115 lbs., Brown hair and brown eyes.

Jaxson was last seen wearing a lime green and gray Ariat baseball cap, navy Under Armor hoodie, blue jeans and Ariat work boots. The minor was abducted at gunpoint from his mother. Steven Dale Moran abducted the minor around 4:16 pm this evening. Both were seen driving a brown 4-door pickup truck, Nissan Titan 2014, with VA license plate “VHZ-4343”. They were last seen traveling north on Almo Chapel Road. in Greenville.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jaxson or Steven Moran is urged to contact 911 immediately.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office obtained the following charges for Moran:

18.2- 47 Forced kidnapping, 18.2-53.1 Use of a firearm to commit a crime, 18.2-308.1: 4 Possession of a firearm while under a protection order, 18.2- 282 fire, 16.1-253.2 Violate a protection order (2 counts), 16.1-253.2 violate a protection order armed with a weapon.

This is an isolated domestic incident. The Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating Steven and Jaxson Moran. Do not approach or try to follow Moran, ”said Sheriff Donald L. Smith. The description of the vehicle is again a brown Nissan Titan, 2014, 4-door, with VA tag VHZ-4343.

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“Extreme danger” for the child

The Virginia State Police later issued an amber alert:

Virginia State Police and the Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse issued an AMBER Alert on behalf of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office for a child abduction that occurred on December 28, 2021 at 4:21 p.m. .

The child is said to be in extreme danger and was last seen at 420 Almo Chapel Road, Spottswood, VA.

Kidnapped Jaxson Dale Moran, White, Male, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes, 13, 5ft 3in, 115lb, Last Seen Wearing Lime Green and Gray Ariat Baseball Cap, Navy Under Hoodie Armor, blue jeans and Ariat work boots.

The child was abducted by Steven Dale Moran, a white male, red hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt, jeans, tennis shoes and a baseball cap John Deere camo.

For more information, contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or visit “