UPDATE: Missing Boaz boy found safe; child porn suspect in custody

Douglas Brooks Hamilton in custody

The Boaz Police Department reports Zane Bradley Priest has been found and is OK.

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 2:35 PM
Updated: Dec 11, 2019 11:27 AM


The Boaz Police Department reports Zane Bradley Priest has been found and is oK.

Douglas Brooks Hamilton also is in custody. They were found in a Collinsville motel by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. 

According to Boaz police, Misty Priest, the mother of Zane Priest, was also arrrested and charged with production of child pornography and two counts of sexual abuse. Misty Priest is in the Marshall County Jail on $60,000 bond. 

From earlier:

A missing 11-year-old Boaz boy may be with a man who police say produces child pornography.

Zane Bradley Priest, 11, was last seen about 8 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Brown Street in Boaz, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency on behalf of the Boaz Police Department.

Zane is white with brown hair and eyes. He is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 140 pounds.

Law enforcement says Zane may be with Douglas Brooks Hamilton.

Boaz police on Tuesday said Hamilton is wanted for production of child pornography.

Anyone with information on Zane or Hamilton is asked to contact the Boaz Police Department at 256-593-6812 or call 911.

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