SC man accused of breaking into home, abducting biological children

SC man accused of breaking into home, abducting biological children

NEWBERRY, S.C. — An Amber Alert was canceled after two children reportedly abducted by their non-custodial father were found safe in South Carolina, according to our news partner WPDE.

Officials said 43-year-old Tommy Toland abducted 11-year-old Tommir Toland and 3-year-old Ommira Toland after forcing his way into the mother's home in Newberry, South Carolina around 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Authorities said Tommy Toland is a registered sex offender, he threatened to kill the family and burn the house down.

Shortly after the Amber Alert was issued, SLED found the children in a car while looking for the suspect at a previously known address in Calhoun County. At that point, deputies said it appeared Tommy Toland had left the area on foot.

Tommy Toland was later arrested in Calhoun County, south of Columbia, according to the Newberry County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said he will be brought back to Newberry County to face charges.

The Newberry County Sheriff's Office had issued warrants for burglary and two counts of kidnapping.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for more information.