UPDATE: Missing 6-year-old from Cumberland County found safe

    Yarah Thomas (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

    UPDATE: 3:00 p.m.

    The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said the missing 6-year-old has been found and is safe.

    Yarah Thomas was found just over an hour after her mother, Laila Johnson was found and arrested, according to the local newspaper, the Farmville Herald.

    She was found with a family member.

    Johnson will not face any charges from this incident, but was arrested on the outstanding warrants from Farmville


    CUMBERLAND Co., Va. (WSET) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 6-year-old, according to a spokesperson. A local newspaper said Yarah Thomas was reported missing Tuesday around 4:30 p.m.

    Police said that Thomas could be in the custody of her mother, a wanted "armed and dangerous" shooting suspect who's been sought for more than a week by authorities.

    Thomas is 4'0", 55 pounds, who was last seen after leaving her school bus at her grandmother's house on Mahan Road in Cumberland County around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the sheriff's office. She was last seen wearing a green and yellow shirt, jeans, grey and pink sneakers, and a black and pink Hello Kitty back pack.

    The sheriff said Yarah Thomas has been staying with her grandparents while her mother, Laila Johnson "is on the run."

    Johnson, 33, of Cumberland has been named a suspect in connection with a shooting back on October 16 in Farmville.

    The sheriff said the vehicle they believed is involved is a small black Nissan, four-door. He also said there may be another woman in the vehicle nicknamed "Mimmo" who is from Farmville.

    According to the sheriff's office, state police said the circumstances didn't warrant an Amber Alert.

    Johnson is described as light-skinned, approximately 120 pounds, and 5'6" with black and brown hair with orange and blonde highlights.

    She was last seen driving a 2005 Volvo SUV with license plate ‘LAIOFF,’ Farmville police said in an earlier release.

    Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Yarah or Johnson should call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 492-4120 or the Farmville Police Department at (434) 392-9259.

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