4 Ohio children abducted by mother, believed to be in danger and on the way to Florida, police say

From left to right, Damien Wilson, 8, Patience Wilson, 9, Benjamin Karl-Leland Croley, 12, and Damara Croley, 13, were kidnapped Tuesday by their non-custodial mother.

(Lima Police Department)

Authorities issued a multi-state alert Tuesday for four children, of whom they believe are in danger after they were abducted by their mother.

They may have been derived from Ohio to Florida with the mother’s abusive boyfriend, police said.

From left to right, Marianne Merritt and Charles Perkins are believed to be travelling with the children on Tuesday.

(Lima Police Department )

The four children, are seen as Damara Croley, 13; Benjamin Karl-Leland Croley, 12; Patience Wilson, 9; and Damien Wilson, 8, were taken by their mother, Marianne Merritt, who is not the custodial rights to her sons and daughters, Lima Police wrote on Facebook.

Merritt and the children were last seen on North Main Street in Lima around 1:30 pm Tuesday, WHIO reported. The police think that they are head to Florida with Charles Perkins, 39, who abuse in the direction of the four children.

Authorities said Merritt and Perkins are considered to be armed and dangerous. They gave no further information about the incident.

The couple and the children are believed to be traveling in a dark blue 2000 Chrysler Voyager with a white passenger door. The car has a license plate FMQ3175.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lima Police Department on 419-227-4444.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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