Three Marysville children whose disapperance sparked a Marysville Amber Alert were found in Montana and are now in protective custody, meanwhile, police have arrested the children's parents.
Police were looking for Curtis Drakeford, 33, and Ashley Todd, 29 and their three children -- Kali, 9, Ashton, 8, and Cursten, 6.
Drakeford and Todd had been ordered to stay away from each other due to a history of domestic violence. Drakeford is also under investigation for punching the kids in 2010. In addition, he was charged with molesting young children from another relationship.
"We believe they are in danger,” said Marysville Police Commander Rob Lamoureaux. “The kids were taken away because of the violent history of the father towards the children and that is why he is not to have contact with them. I think that is why they ultimately fled with the children.”
Marysville Police called for the Amber Alert Tuesday night when the family was discovered missing.
Police got a tip the family was heading east from surveillance video of the children and their father at a gas station in Moses Lake Tuesday.
The family was spotted in Deer Lodge, Montana, Wednesday morning. Later in the afternoon, Montana State Patrol pulled over their car, with the couple and their three children inside.
The Marysville Police Department have cancelled the Amber Alert.