La Marque police arrested two people Tuesday after the Jan. 26 abduction of a 2-year-old boy, which set off an Amber Alert and a several-hour search.

Around 1:45 p.m. Jan. 26, police were called to the 200 block of Taylor Street about a child abduction. The grandmother, who is the legal guardian of a 2-year-old boy, told police his biological mother had come to the house, taken the boy and left in a car, authorities said.

The boy was found early Friday morning in Harris County and returned to his grandmother, officials said. Police arrested Hailey Richter and Zikeyas McCullum and both were charged with kidnapping.

Richter, 18, and McCullum, 21, were being held in the Galveston County jail on $250,000 bonds.

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