Stafford County Amber Alert canceled; teen found safe, suspect in custody

An Amber Alert that had been triggered in Stafford County Thursday morning after a 17-year-old was reportedly abducted has been canceled.

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According to the authorities, Selena Jah'nyrah Fernandez is safe.

A suspect in connection with the alleged abduction is in custody.

The sheriff’s office believes Selena Jah’nyrah Fernandez of Spotsylvania County was abducted by Rodney Richards.

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The sheriff's office began investigating at 9:59 p.m. when they responded to a reported abduction from a store on Jefferson Davis Highway.

A witness told investigators that the 17-year-old entered the store "visibly distraught."

Fernandez asked a clerk if she could use a phone, and the clerk provided one.

When Fernandez reportedly called a relative and requested a ride, Richards entered the store and seized the phone before forcing her outside and into a vehicle.

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