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Police searching for missing 4-year-old boyBy Michael Davis

Henry County police were on the lookout Thursday for a missing 4-year-old boy they believe was taken from a Stockbridge home by his mother.

The Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services recently placed Edward James Callison in the home on Laurel Lane from which he was abducted. Police say they suspect he is with his mother, Suzanne Lynn Callison Huckaby, 20, of Jonesboro.

They do not believe the boy to be in serious danger but ask that anyone with information the child and his mother's whereabouts to call Henry County police.

The child is described as 3 feet tall, weighing 53 pounds with light brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a yellow "fire and rescue" shirt, a maroon jacket with black stripes and "Buzz Lightyear" sneakers that flash when he walks.

The boy's mother is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds with brown eyes and dirty blond hair that hangs past her shoulders.

Police say the resident of the home the boy was taken from has a "relationship" with the mother but would not elaborate. A male and female who answered the door of the home Thursday afternoon refused to comment on the case and would not be identified.

Cathy Ratti, director of Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services, said the home was not a foster home.

"It's not uncommon when a child is brought before the court for the case worker and judge to look for alternative placement," she said.

Ratti also would not comment on the resident's identity.

"Since it is an active child protective services case, I'm not going to be at liberty (to discuss it)," Ratti said.

She did say that the child's placement there was "recent."

"Whenever we take custody of a child, it's a last resort," she said. "This is a family that is hiding from DFCS."

Police say that Huckaby was possibly driving a maroon 1989 Chevy stepside pickup truck with a blue hood and Franklin County tag number 6225-ARX. Police released Thursday a flier of the missing child that included a sketch of the mother.

Sgt. David Foster of the Henry County Sheriff's office said a warrant for her arrest has been issued for interference with child custody.

Phyllis Shrader, director of Henry County DFCS, said it would not be unusual for a child in the custody of one county to be placed across county lines.

"We would be very much in communication in these types of cases," Shrader said. "If a child was placed in our county and another county held custody, they might ask us to provide services to that family."

Shrader declined comment on this case.