Two missing Puyallup children taken by non-custodial mother found safe

Staff writerAugust 30, 2013 

UPDATE as of 7:14 a.m.: The children were found safe at their grandmother's house in the Puyallup Valley, sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said. Their mother, Temeka Rougutt, was arrested on suspicion of custodial interference.

INITIAL POST: Two young children are missing from their Puyallup home and may be with their mother, who is only allowed supervised visits with the kids, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Jaden Rougutt, 6, and Lexi Rougutt, 4, were taken from their father’s house about 8 p.m. Thursday. They are considered endangered but no Amber Alert has been issued because their mother, 38-year-old Temeka Rougutt, has not threatened to hurt them.

“She told family she had them,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. “She said she is sad and missing the kids.”

A court order prohibits Temeka Rougutt from having the children.

Family members said the woman has been acting strange lately, has mental health issues and has threatened to commit suicide in the past.

Detectives believe the trio is traveling in a blue 1999 GMC Envoy with Washington license plate number AAF4366. Temeka Rougutt is believed to live in the vehicle.

She is white, 5-feet-8 and 140 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Jaden Rougutt is 4-feet-6 with brown hair and blue eyes. Lexi Rougutt 4-feet with brown hair and blue eyes.

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