Smyrna child discovered protected in Nashville, mom in custody

SMYRNA, Tennessee (WTVF) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a baby who was the subject of an Amber Alert from Smyrna was safely found in Nashville. Her mother, who was not arrested, was taken into custody.

The TBI reported the update Thursday morning, saying Nichelle Omega was safely found.

Good news update !!! Nichelle Omega has been found and is SAFE. Nyx Omega is on remand. Both were found in Nashville. Many thanks to everyone who kept their eyes open and for the retweets!

– Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) June 17, 2021

Metro police found the Amber Alert-linked vehicle on the 500 block on Shelby Avenue. Smyrna police said the officers found both the mother and child and were able to “resolve the situation peacefully”.


Police located the gray Scion 2008 early Thursday morning.

Police said Nichelle Omega was rushed to a nearby hospital for examination and was reunited with her imprisoned relative. Nyx Omega has been charged with police interference.

The Smyrna police initially issued an alarm for children at risk on Wednesday evening, but the TBI later issued the amber alarm on behalf of the SPD. That alert was triggered after officials replied Wednesday night at the Smyrna Public Library, where Omega was visiting Nichelle. Omega left the building with the infant, rushed to a nearby parking lot, and left the area, Smyrna officials said.

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