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Theresa Nash reunites with her sons in Austin. (Courtesy: Theresa Nash) Theresa Nash reunites with her sons in Austin. (Courtesy: Theresa Nash)
The two boys reunite with their family during vigil on Sunday. The two boys reunite with their family during vigil on Sunday.
The motel where Austin police found the two boys and their father. The motel where Austin police found the two boys and their father.
Mug shot of Daniel Cleary after being booked into the Williamson County Jail near Austin, Texas on Saturday. Mug shot of Daniel Cleary after being booked into the Williamson County Jail near Austin, Texas on Saturday.
ROSWELL, Ga. -

The two Suwanee brothers who were subjects of a nationwide abduction alert returned home safe on Sunday.

Family and friends gathered to welcome home 9-year-old Ben and 8-year-old Henry during a prayer vigil at the Suwanee Town Center on Sunday afternoon. They offered prayers of thanksgiving for their safe return.

The family also took the time to thank all those who helped the past few days to find Ben and Henry.

Their mother, Theresa Nash, had traveled overnight to Austin to pick the boys. They had been in protective custody at an Austin police station since they were found just after 5 p.m. local time.

Police say that an alert motel guest recognized Cleary from national news reports. Austin police arrived at the Crossland Economy Studios on Hymeadow Drive. They say the boys were outside playing Nerf guns while their father was inside. They were able to take Cleary into custody without incident.

Police have impounded Cleary's vehicle and trailer. They say he had a gun on him at the time of his arrest.

Cleary faces charges of interfering with child custody both in Georgia and Federal courts. He is currently in the Williamson County Jail awaiting extradition back to Georgia.

Nash says they were "battling each other on their iPads and planning Henry's birthday party" while they waited for her to go pick them up. She says Henry's 8th birthday was Saturday and she was looking forward to buying him all the presents he was thinking up during his time in Austin.

Roswell Police Department spokesperson Lt. James H. McGee tells FOX 5 News that the guest at the motel in Austin who spotted them was able to find out more information on the abduction through posts on various social media sites like the Facebook page set up to help find the two boys. They then called the front desk to report it.

Nash reported her sons missing after Cleary picked the boys up on December 19 but did not return them to her custody as he was supposed to do.  Police say Cleary is supposed to have daily contact with Nash, but she has been unable to reach him since December 22.

A Levi's Call was issued for the boys on Thursday afternoon.  At the time of the alert, Cleary and his sons were believe to be traveling in Tennessee, where the surveillance photos from the Walmart store were captured.

 

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