AMBER Alert: Suspect who abducted baby from Virginia gas station possibly spotted in North Carolina

UPDATE: Emma Grace Kennedy has been found safe. Click here for the latest information.

DANVILLE, Va. — An Amber Alert has been issued for a seven-month-old girl after Virginia State Police say Emma Grace Kennedy was abducted by her father, an armed sex offender, at a gas station Sunday evening in Danville.

Emma Grace Kennedy is described as a white female, 2 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 18 pounds. She has blue eyes and short blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a light blue onesie.

Troopers believe the child’s abductor is 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy.

Police said Kennedy assaulted the infant’s mother before taking the girl at the Kwik Stop on Riverside Drive in Danville Sunday evening.

Troopers said Kennedy may be traveling in a four-door gold Suzuki with North Carolina tags FAA-1873 or EKZ-5093.  Other vehicles Kennedy has access to are as follows: Burgundy Toyota Camry (no tag number available). Also a blue Jeep Cherokee and a Dodge truck.

According to State Police, the suspect was possibly sighted in the area of Seven Spring, North Carolina, around 6:30 p.m. and may be headed to Oak Island, North Carolina.

Officials said Kennedy has several tattoos: a skull on his left forearm, a wizard on his left upper arm, a skull with bandanna over its mouth on right his forearm and a pit bull with American bulldog written under it on his upper right arm.

Additionally, he has an eye tattoo on the back of his right hand.

Kennedy is a registered sex offender in North Carolina who was recently released from jail on drug distribution charges on a $250,000 bond.

Anyone who has information that could help authorities is asked to call Danville Police Department at 1-434-799-5111 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.