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Suspect in California Amber Alert Arrested in Hawthorne

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The suspect in an AMBER alert issued Thursday night out of Bishop, California was arrested in Hawthorne after police say she abducted her son.

According to the Bishop Police Department, the boy's father has sole custody, and called this afternoon saying 43-year-old Angel Schat had abducted their 4-year-old son.

They say Schat's family member reported that Schat had called them asking to borrow money for a flight out of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, but the family member refused. Police say surveillance video shows Schat and her son leaving the airport around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

A few hours later, the Mineral County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call from a driver claiming to be following the suspect car on Highway 95 near Walker Lake.

The Mineral County Sheriff's Office tells us deputies stopped the car, but Schat resisted arrest and was eventually pulled from the vehicle at gun-point.

The boy was placed into protective custody unharmed while waiting for family members from California to come pick him up. 

Schat is being booked into the Mineral County Jail where she may face charges related to resisting arrest, before being extradited back to California.

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The California Highway Patrol has activated an AMBER alert for a 4-year-old boy they say was abducted by his mother who should not currently be in custody of the child. Officers say on the 19th of August at 10 p.m. the boys mother, Angel Jacoba Schat, abducted 4-year-old Sjon Singleton from Bishop, California.

Sjon Singleton is black, 3 feet tall, weighs 35 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes. Officers say as of this time they do not know what clothes he may be wearing.

Angel Jacoba Schat is a white woman, five feet seven inches tall, weighing 145 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Officers also have no clothing description for Schat. Officers say Schat may be suicidal. 

Investigators say Schat was last seen driving a blue Chevrolet Silverado with California license plate 64632G1.

While officials have not said where the woman may be heading, they have put the AMBER alert into effect for Alpine, El Dorado, Inyo, Mono, Nevada, Placer, and Sierra Counties.

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Schat or Singleton call 911 or the Bishop Police Department at (760) 873-5866.

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