As FYN went to the scene an eyewitness gave FYN the following statement:
Statement from Melanie Stiles:
I would have never dreamed that this would have happened right in my front door! They checked two houses near me...one right behind me and one beside me then I saw him run through my front yard with a cop chasing him. I'm thankful the kids were found safe and glad they caught him. I just care about the kids and I think the officers involved did a wonderful job!
Stiles made a point to wave and thank each team of officers as they left the scene.