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Man arrested after assaulting wife, kidnapping 4 children including infant at center of AMBER Alert

The suspect, 29-year-old Zach Smith, has been charged with kidnapping and continuous family violence.

MIDLAND, Texas — An AMBER Alert was issued Tuesday night after an 11-month-old was kidnapped in Midland.

The girl, named Darla, was taken by 29-year-old Zach Jack Smith.

According to the Midland Police Department, the alert was discontinued after Darla was reunited with her family Wednesday morning.

Smith is in custody as of 4:50 a.m.

MPD said Smith physically assaulted his common law wife before taking their three children and her 11-month-old infant out of the home without her consent.

All four children were found safe at a hotel room in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Smith was arrested and charged with kidnapping and continuous family violence.

The investigation is still ongoing, and we will continue to update this story as we receive more information. 

Credit: Texas DPS
Zach Smith

A mug shot for Smith was not available at the time of the release.

This is all the information we currently have on the alert. We will update this story as more details are released.

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