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CHESTERFIELDCOUNTY, S.C. -- Two children from Chesterfield County were found safe after an Amber Alert was issued earlier Thursday morning.

Authorities have the children's father, Dennis Matthew Penny II, in custody after he led police on a chase across the South Carolina state line and into Union County off of Tirzah Church Road.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert Thursday morning after they said Penny II took 5-year-old Dennis Matthew Penny III and 2-year-old Grace Elizabeth Penny from the Mount Croghan area of Chesterfield County.

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