Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-189

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 30, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Missing Endangered Child

    The child has been located.
    • Monday
    • April 29, 2019
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Joshua Mcadams has been located in Georgetown, Kentucky, along with both of his parents, where he is now being medically treated. Charges of Child Neglect are pending for the parents. The Missing Endangered Child Alert has been canceled. No further information is available at this time.


    Joshua Mcadams
    DOB: 7/03/2015
    White Male, Height: 3'00", Weight: 30 lbs., Eyes: Brown, Hair: Brown

    Joshua Mcadams
    DOB: 12/02/1991
    White Male,  Height: 5'09", Weights: 155 lbs., Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black

    Taylor Bland-Ball
    DOB: 06/14/1996
    White Female, Height: 5'06", Weight: 125 lbs., Eyes: Blue, Hair: Brown

    2016 Mazda CX-5
    Color: Silver
    Tag: FL DERX82


    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for a three-year-old boy who is believed to be missing and endangered.

    On April 22nd, the parents of Joshua Mcadams failed to bring him to a medically necessary hospital procedure. The parents have further refused to follow up with lifesaving medical care that the child needs.

    The Hillsborough County Child Protective Investigations Division has a court-authorized "take into custody" order for the child. The parents have possible criminal child neglect charges pending.The child's father, Joshua Mcadams, is considered armed and dangerous.

    Detectives believe the parents may be taking the boy to Kentucky, against court orders. Anyone traveling the I75/I95 corridor is asked to look out for boy, his parents and the car they are believed to be in.If anyone has any information on the location of Joshua Mcadams, please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office  at (813)247-8200.

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