A man and woman wanted by Williston authorities for allegedly abusing their young son and infant daughter are awaiting extradition from North Carolina.
Rex and Heather Cochran were found in a home in Henderson County about 12 hours after an Amber Alert was issued for their 3-month-old daughter. The alert was sent out when deputies trying to serve an emergency custody order for the infant could not find the couple at their home in nearby Haywood County.
In an effort to find the baby and her parents, a multi-agency investigation followed, leading to the basement of a house where the Cochrans had previously spent time, Maj. Frank Stout of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said.
“They had been known to come to this house before,” he said. “They were not really hiding; there were mattresses in the basement where people would stay.”
The baby appeared unharmed, and Rex and Heather Cochran were arrested on warrants out of Williston for child abuse and neglect.
They are being held at the