Amber Alert in Licking Co. canceled after child found safe, suspect in custody

Amber Alert suspect Matthew R. Trent.

NEWARK, OH (WCMH) — An Amber Alert issued for a one-year-old in Licking County has been canceled.

Newark Police say Keiria was found safe and her father, the suspect is in custody.

The Newark Division of Police issued a statewide Amber Alert Sunday afternoon after a man reportedly took his daughter.

The missing child is Keiria Marie Trent, who is 1 year old, approximately 30 pounds and 3 feet tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is possibly wearing either a blue tutu or a strapless pink dress with flowers. She also has a bruise on her cheek

The suspect’s name is Matthew Trent. He is 27, 5’5″, weighs 140 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. He is possibly armed and dangerous and threatening suicide.

According to the official alert, the child was being watched by her sister at a home in the 100 block of North 11th Street in Newark. Trent, the child’s father, reportedly came and took the child. It is unknown where the suspect is taking her.

A black 2006 Saturn Ion (Not the actual Ohio Amber Alert suspect vehicle)

The vehicle involved is a black 2006 Saturn Ion with plate number GUF5050. The car has red rims.

Call or dial 911 if you see the child, the suspect or the vehicle. You can also call 1-877-AMBER-OH (1-877-262-3764) or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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