Update: Amber Alert cancelled in North Carolina for 12-year-old boy

Update: Amber Alert is now cancelled – police say the child was with his mother at her home.  Stay with NewsChannel 3 for additional updates.

Raleigh, N.C. – An Amber Alert has been issued in North Carolina for a 12-year-old boy.

The Hoke County Sheriff`s Office is searching for Pacen Ryan Joyce. 
 
Joyce is African-American, approximately 4 feet tall and weighs 70 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.  

He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and navy blue jogging pants.   

Officals say he was allegedly abducted by Karen Gardner Joyce.   

The 46-year-old Joyce is described as a white female, 5 feet 1 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds.  She has short blonde hair parted in the middle and blue eyes.  

She was last seen wearing a tan sweater and jeans. 

The alleged abduction occurred at 175 Secretariat Court, Raeford, NC

Joyce is believed to be driving a Black 2011 Mazda 3I with NC license tag number BEE7151. 

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Hoke County Sheriff`s Office immediately at (910) 875-5111, or call 911.

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