Manatee County detectives want to check on welfare of mom, 4-month-old son

Manatee County deputies are searching for a missing 4-month-old boy and his mother, they said early Wednesday morning.

Investigators said Arthur Douglas Jackson’s mother, 24-year-old Martha Smith, failed to contact detectives who wanted to check on the baby’s welfare. The alert comes after a court hearing involving custody. 

Officials said the mother and child may still be in Manatee County. No other information has been provided, including the outcome of the court hearing or Martha's last known address. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011.