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Missing Smith County 3-year-old found safe

Cash Rider is being transferred to a foster family.
Credit: DFPS

Authorities found a 3-year-old that has been missing since Jan. 3.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services sent a media alert Tuesday asking the public to help find Cash Rider.

A court order on January 3 placed Rider in the custody Child Protective Services. He had been missing since that order.

The Smith County Sheriff's Office says at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, dispatchers received a call from Attorney D. Matt Bingham saying that Rider's mother, 50-year-old Sharlanda McCoy, brought her son to his office to relinquish custody of the the boy.

Lt. Nikki Keegan and Deputy Jimmy Jackson responded to the law office, where McCoy gave the boy up without incident.

Rider was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services. DFPS says he will be transferred to a foster family.