Search continues for Johnson Co. father who abducted sons

John Rader
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PRINCE'S LAKES, Ind. (WTHR) - Police say two brothers who were the subject of an Amber Alert out of Johnson County Monday evening have been found safe, but the search continues for their father.

Avery and Zeke Rader were found in Brown County around 9 p.m. Monday, about four hours after they were reportedly taken by their non-custodial father, John Rader, from Prince's Lakes. Police say Rader dropped his sons off at a friend's house in Brown County. Two women at that home returned the children to Prince's Lakes police.

The boys' grandparents came to the Prince's Lakes police station and were reunited with the children around 9:15 p.m. Monday.

Police later found the boys' mother, Christina Williams, hiding in the Brown County home where the children were left by their father. She was wanted on unrelated warrants and police say was not involved in Monday's abduction.

The Prince's Lakes police chief says Rader and Williams have a history of drug problems, including heroin and methamphetamine use, which is why neither parent had custody of the children.

State police issued an Amber Alert, believing the children were in "extreme danger." Police say John Rader took the boys and stole a vehicle from his brother's girlfriend around 4:40 p.m. Monday.

Rader is described as a 40-year-old white male, 5'7", 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Police found the vehicle he was driving but they're still looking for him.