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Malachi Talley

Malachi Talley was abducted from his home in Poplar and an AMBER Alert has been issued for him. Authorities are asking for help locating a small silver or white SUV that may have North Dakota plates and could be headed to Williston, North Dakota. There may be three white males and a Black man in the SUV, all of them possibly intoxicated. Malachi is described as approximately 2 feet tall and weighing 25 ponds. He has brown eyes and curly dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white or grey onesie and he is both Black and Native American.

Update: AMBER Alert has been canceled. Malachai has been located and is safe.


An AMBER Alert was issued Tuesday morning for an infant boy abducted from the Montana town of Poplar.

The 1-year-old boy was identified by the Montana Department of Justice as Malachi Talley.

Authorities are asking for help locating a small silver or white SUV that may have North Dakota plates and could be headed to Williston, North Dakota. There may be three white males and a Black man in the SUV, all of them possibly intoxicated.

Malachi was "forcefully taken" from his home in Poplar by 22-year-old Dejarreh Talley, according to DOJ information about the AMBER Alert emailed out at about 8:30 a.m. Talley kicked in the door of the home before taking Malachi.

Talley is a Black man and is armed with a baseball bat, according to a description from the DOJ.

After Talley took Malachi, he and three unidentified white males got into the small silver or white SUV. 

Their direction of travel is unknown but they may be headed to Williston, according to the DOJ.

Malachi is described as approximately 2 feet tall and weighing 25 pounds. He has brown eyes and curly dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white or grey onesie and he is both Black and Native American.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office, Fort Peck Tribal Police at 406-653-6240 or call 911.

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