Presque Isle Police said on their Facebook, 4-30-19, 3 pm:

We have great news! The children have been located and are safe! The father Joel Strother has been arrested and is currently on his way to jail!

Joel Strother and the children were located in North Carolina.

Thank you everyone out there on Face Book! Because of you all sharing this information and getting the word out, we had a very happy outcome!

The information came from a single tip of someone who saw our shared post and decided to call! Well done everyone, we can't say that enough!


The Presque Isle Police posted an update on their Facebook page, 4-30-19, 9:30 am:

As we continue to investigate this case involving Joel Strother we have determined he is operating a 2006 Metallic/Pewter colored GMC Terrain with temporary paper registration plates.

Also we have reason to believe that Mr. Strother has both children with him and has taken the children to Florida.

As of late last week a felony level warrant was issued for the arrest of Joel Strother, which he is aware of.

Thank you all for your likes and shares, we here at the Presque Isle Police Department appreciate everyone's effort to locate these children.

(Above) We have attached a photo of Joel Strother II who is 12, Carter Strother III who is 10 and a few pictures of their father Joel Strother who is 40.

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