Children safe after AMBER Alert in Portsmouth, mother still on the run

Posted at 6:49 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-15 00:12:03-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - An AMBER Alert was issued for two children after police believed they were taken by their birth mother.

Police said the children had been dropped off at a friends house and they are safe. This was reported around 12 a.m.

Asia Jarvis

The mother is still at large, according to police.

There are no further details about the mother's whereabouts.

Police said  Asia Jarvis made threats to kill both children if their father didn't not provide money.

The father has custody of the children. He received a message from the mother that concerned him so he called police.

Asia Jarvis is a 24-year-old black female who is 5’8”, and 215 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Jarvis was last seen wearing a blue night robe, green tights and an over sized shirt. She currently has two active warrants on file for felony abduction.

If you have any information that can help call the  Portsmouth Police Department immediately at (757) 393-5300 or Detective A. Mannings at (757) 718-6781.