Children reported missing

Brothers, 8 and 11, last seen by mom on Friday
May. 24, 2013 @ 05:32 PM

Angie Crump last saw her two youngest children on Friday when she dropped them off for a visitation with their father. A missing persons report has been filed with the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.

The children's, Adam Christopher Blankenship, picked up 11-year-old Jacob Lee and 8-year-old Andrew Benjamin Blankenship on Friday, and under the terms of a court-order custody arrangement was supposed to return them on Sunday.

"Why is it I have custody papers, and I can't do anything?" Crump said.

Deputies tried three times to make contact with Blankenship at his Chester Road residence, with no success, a sheriff's office report said.

Neither of the children attended school this week at Gamewell Elementary.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is awaiting the sheriff's office report, a NCMEC spokeswoman said Thursday.

Crump said that while her ex-husband has never been late to return the children after their bi-weekly visitation, she says he is currently is about $10,000 behind in child support payments.

"I just miss them, and I love them, and I want them to come home safely," Crump said tearfully.