Amber Alert Helps Find Two Young Children and Man Facing Murder Charges

Amber Alert Helps Find Two Young Children and Man Facing Murder Charges

Tom Green County Sheriff's deputies first received a call about a domestic disturbance and were then notified of a possible abduction.
ANDREWS COUNTY -- Tom Green County Sheriff's deputies first received a call about a domestic disturbance. They were then notified of a possible abduction.
   
With help from the Amber Alert system, police were able to find him heading towards Andrews on Highway 385.

"The Amber Alert System is awesome when it's properly utilized. This was properly utilized," said Andrews Police Chief Bud Jones.

An Amber Alert was sent out from Tom Green County Sunday night when two young children were taken by their father.
   
It happened around seven in wall, a small town about ten miles outside of San Angelo.
   
According to officials, Brian Berry shot his wife, Keri Berry, 36, and brother in-law, Brandon Black, 31, to death.

His sister in-law, Susan Black, 26,  was also seriously injured and had to be flown to Shannon Medical Center for surgery. She is currently in critical condition.
   
From there, Berry took to the roads with the kids, apparently trying to put distance between himself and the killings.
   
According to Andrews Police Chief Bud Jones, police were able to spot Berry's tan colored dodge pick up in the bad weather on Highway 158.

"Did not want the truck in town.. because of the nature of the double homicide we didn't wanna get into maybe a gun battle, in the city," said Jones.
   
Fortunately, it never came to that. Jones says berry pulled over and got out of the vehicle, doing everything police told him to do.
   
The children, 7-year-old Kelsey Berry and 9-year-old Bryson Berry, were found safe and unharmed, and then taken into police custody.

"It hit us at a good time. We was able to put people out to be looking and then great information was fed back to the system...suspected he was on 385 heading north..and sure enough he was," said Jones.

The case is still under investigation but officials tell us berry is being held at Andrews County Jail on 500,000 dollars bond.
   
He is being charged with first degree murder.
   
Police tell us his children are now with relatives.
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