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Central Ohio police recover missing 5-year-old after brief Amber Alert issued
GAHANNA (WKRC) -- Officers apprehended two suspects a few hours after an an Amber Alert was issued for a missing 5-year-old girl.
Ella Barnhart was reported missing Monday afternoon from her home in the Vista apartment complex near Hamilton and Morse Roads according to the Gahanna Division of Police.
Around 5 p.m., Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and Hocking County sheriff deputies reported the girl had been found safe. She was found in a car with her father, Nicholas Barnhardt, and his girlfriend. Barnhardt does not have custody of Ella.
Officers said they pulled over the suspect's vehicle on US-33 and OH-595. The suspect and his girlfriend were apprehended, according to police.
Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call the Gahanna Division of Police at 614-342-4240.