Court bans Maleah Davis' mother and stepfather from contacting their children

An emergency hearing was held on Wednesday morning, where the court ruled that Derion Vence and Brittany Bowens be banned from contacting any of their children

                            Court bans Maleah Davis' mother and stepfather from contacting their children
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A court order has been issued banning stepfather Derion Vence and mother Brittany Bowens from having any contact with their son or any of the mother's other children, according to reports. Police say Maleah's stepfather Vence has changed his story around the young girl's disappearance several times.

The car that Vence claimed was stolen by "kidnappers" was found in a Missouri City parking lot off Highway 6 in Texas. Police say they couldn't find any evidence inside the vehicle.

During an emergency hearing on Wednesday morning, the court ordered that Maleah’s younger half-brother stay with his paternal grandmother, her older brother with his paternal aunt, and if Maleah is found alive, that’s where she would go. "Mother and Father Vence to have no contact with the children," the court minutes read.

Missouri City police on Wednesday confirmed that the car stolen during the kidnapping of four-year-old Maleah Davis has been found. The toddler has been missing since May 4. The Amber Alert for the little girl has not yet been canceled. The vehicle, a Nissan Altima, belonging to the girl's mother was spotted at a car rental business along Highway 6 near FM 1092/Murphy Road. 

Maleah Davis has been missing since May 4.(Source: Houston Police Department)


Police, while talking to KHOU 11 News, said the parked car was spotted by a citizen at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The search for Maleah continued on Thursday morning as Texas Equusearch, a search and rescue organization, told its volunteers to prepare for wet and muddy conditions for the day's rain forecast.

The rescue organization said its team will be on foot and on ATV and will be combing "some very specific areas" for any signs of the missing child. The search had been temporarily halted on Wednesday due to flooding the night before.

The toddler's stepfather Vence claimed he, Maleah and his son were abducted by three Hispanic men who knocked him out for almost 24 hours. Vence told detectives that he woke up on the side of the road with his son but Maleah was nowhere to be seen, according to an earlier report by MEA WorldWide (MEAWW).

The Sugar Land police spokesperson, on Tuesday, said Vence's narrative has changed since he first talked to the investigators about the abduction, particularly the circumstances under which he reached the hospital.

The Amber Alert for the toddler states she is around three feet tall and weighs between 30 and 40 pounds. Maleah was last seen wearing a pink bow in her hair, a light blue zip jacket, and gray/white/pink sneakers. The four-year-old's family said the toddler recently had brain surgery because of a wound and required constant medical care.