In Ohio, a statewide endangered missing child advisory has been issued for Haylee Elizabeth Jade Donathan believed to be in danger but shouldn’t an AMBER Alert have been issued? She isn’t listed at the NCMEC but is at the Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse.
CRESTLINE, Ohio – Authorities in Crestline, Ohio have issued an endangered missing child advisory for 3-year old Haylee Elizabeth Jade Donathan. Haylee was last seen in Crestline on May 28, with her mother, Candace K. Watson and her mother’s boyfriend Robbi Douglas Potter. Mr. Potter is a Tier III sex offender and was recently released from prison and living at a halfway house after being convicted of sexual battery with a minor. Potter now has warrants for his arrest. Watson and Potter are believed to still be together, possibly at a private campground in the Central Ohio area.
Potter-27, is a white male, 6’0”, 200 pounds with short, straight, brown hair. He has a beard and blue eyes. Candace Watson-24, is a white female, 5’1”, 170 pounds with shoulder-length, straight brown hair. They are believed to be driving a 1988 blue or black Chevy pick-up truck with a 30-day tag Q645916 or Ohio license plate CKX6248 or EKB3855. Haylee Donathan is a 3-year old white female, 2’5”, 37 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with Minnie Mouse on the front and light purple shorts.
If you have any information, please contact the Crestline Police Department at (419) 683-2222 or your local authorities.
The U.S. Marshals Task Force began assisting in the fugitive investigation June 4. On Tuesday, task force officers arrested three individuals for charges of complicity to escape.
Those arrested were Kyle Watson, 21, James Donathan, 24, and Nichole Kirkpatrick, 20. Watson is the brother of Candace Watson, Donathan is the biological father of the missing child and Kirkpatrick is the girlfriend of Donathan.
On Wednesday, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office officially charged Candace Watson with complicity to escape and a warrant is now out for her arrest.
The U.S. Marshals are asking for assistance from the public by contacting (866) 4-WANTED with any information that can assist with this investigation.
Update 06-34-09: Missing Ohio girl, 4, found safe at Christian retreat
VALLEY CENTER — A 4-year-old Ohio girl who was the subject of a nationwide search was found safe in Valley Center yesterday, and her mother and mother’s boyfriend were arrested, authorities said.
Sheriff’s deputies, acting on a tip, arrested wanted sex offender Robbi Potter, 27, and his girlfriend Candace Watson, 24, about 3 p.m. at a Christian retreat on Keys Creek Road, authorities said.
The couple had been on the run with Watson’s daughter, Haylee Donathan, for a month.