Search continues for woman who fled with son before court-ordered child custody exchange

Apr 5, 2022, 6:53 PM | Updated: Apr 6, 2022, 7:22 am
Taryn Wyatt Pearce...
Image of 4-year-old Wyatt Pearce (left) and his mother Taryn Pearce. Photo credit: South Ogden Police Department.

SOUTH OGDEN, Utah — Police are searching for a 37-year-old woman who they say fled with her 4-year-old son before a court-order child custody exchange with the boy’s father on Monday.

According to a police press release, officers were called to the 5700 block of South Maplewood Drive on Monday to assist in the child custody exchange. However, Taryn Pearce had left the area with her son, according to police. 

South Ogden Police are searching for Taryn Pearce, who fled with her 4-year-old son, Wyatt, before a court-ordered child custody exchange Monday with the boy’s father.
Photo credit: South Ogden Police.

The 2nd District Court issued an arrest warrant for Pearce on Tuesday.

Through their investigation, police discovered that Pearce, her 4-year-old son, and her boyfriend stayed in an Ogden hotel Monday night. Police said Pearce and her son checked out of the hotel Tuesday morning at 8:50 a.m. 

Police said they don’t know what type of vehicle Pearce may be driving, although they have interviewed the boyfriend.

An AMBER Alert has not been issued, police said, because they don’t believe the 4-year-old boy is in danger. 

If you have information, you are asked to call Weber County Dispatch at 801-395-8221.

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