An AMBER Alert is being activated in Oregon related to the reported kidnapping of a 5-year old boy by an adult male following an assault in the city of The Dalles.
5-year old Skylar Meldin Coulcer-Jarding is described as white male, 3'6", 45 - 50 lbs, with sandy brown hair. He wears glasses, is cross-eyed, and has a speech impediment. A clothing description is not available at this time.
The child was reported taken this morning (Wednesday) at approximately 5:40 a.m. from a home in The Dalles when the suspect identified as Brian Lester Depriest, age 36, went into the child's residence and assaulted two adults with a hammer. Depriest apparently knows the boy's mother, took the boy and reportedly left in a stolen bluish-green 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier displaying Oregon license 229 BUK. The vehicle is said to be in fair condition and has a dolphin sticker in the rear window.
Depriest is described as a white male, 6'5", 210 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Anyone seeing the vehicle, the suspect and or child are asked to call 9-1-1 or Oregon State Police dispatch center at 1-866-5AMBER5 (866-526-2375)