UPDATE: Man charged after Amber Alert

Published: May. 5, 2019 at 7:07 PM EDT
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UPDATE 5/6/19 2:20PM

A 26-year-old man is behind bars after triggering an Amber Alert Sunday night.

According to the Morgantown Police Department, Danny Small was arrested after being found with 14-year-old Shyanne Phillips, identified as his girlfriend, in Front Royal, Virginia.

Small was arrested and is being held in Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail awaiting arraignment for contributing to the delinquency, abuse of a child.

Small will then be extradited to West Virginia, where Morgantown Police had obtained a kidnapping warrant for him.


The Amber Alert for Shyanne Phillips has been canceled. She has been found and is believed to be safe, according to a representative from the Morgantown Police Department.

No immediate details were released regarding how she was found or the status of Daniel Smalls, her 26-year-old boyfriend who police said possibly abducted her.

ORIGINAL STORY 5/5/19 7 p.m.

An Amber Alert was issued Sunday for a 14-year-old girl last seen in Morgantown who was possibly abducted by her 26-year-old boyfriend.

Shyanne Lula Phillips was last seen in the Blue Grass Village area of Morgantown. State Police said she is believed to be in extreme danger.

Authorities believe she was abducted by Daniel Smalls. They may be traveling in an older dark gray Toyota pickup with a North Carolina license plate.

It was last seen traveling to North Carolina or South Carolina, possibly in the area of Bridgeton, NC. They were also possibly traveling to Garrett County, Md. or Berkeley County, W.Va.

She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, light blue jeans, dark-rimmed glasses, brown work boots with an American flag. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 105 pounds with fair skin, blonde hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information should call Morgantown Police at 304-284-7467, the West Virginia State Police, or 911.


Posted by West Virginia State Police on Sunday, May 5, 2019

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