Authorities said Clifton Christopher Buchanan, 34, of Sylacauga, was arrested for interference with custody and is being held at a county jail without bond.
His daughters, Aaliyah Grace Buchanan, 12; Isabella Jane Buchanan, 9; Lacey Nicole Buchanan, 6; and Gracelyn Hope Buchanan, 2, were reported missing Thursday morning by the Talladega County Department of Human Resources. The DHR said it received a court order granting temporary custody and officials were unable to locate the children or Buchanan.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a Missing Child Alert on Thursday.
“Law enforcement is still attempting to locate the Buchanan children,” the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Aaliyah is 5 feet 1 inches tall, weighing 85 pounds. She has blonde or strawberry blonde hair and green eyes.
Isabella is 4 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 60 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair.
Lacey is described as 3 feet 5 inches tall, 45 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair.
The youngest, Gracelynn is about 3 feet tall and 35 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information on the children’s whereabouts are asked to call the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office at 256-761-1556.