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Sentencing for man who triggered Amber Alert, after abducting boys

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VISTA (CNS) - A man who took his 9-year-old son and another boy from an Oceanside home during a domestic violence incident involving their mother is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday at the Vista Courthouse.

Daijon West, 29, pleaded guilty last month to felony child endangerment. He faces probation and up to a year in jail.

Oceanside police said West drove off with Daijon West Jr. and 10-year-old Jamel Oliver about 4:10 p.m. on July 27 after getting into an altercation with the boys' mother, Amber Brittain, at a home in the 2300 block of Greenbrier Drive.

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An officer later spoke to West over the phone and urged him to return the boys -- the older child is Brittain's son from a previous relationship -- but West refused.

Investigators tracked West to Long Beach via his cell phone signal. Oceanside and Long Beach police located him around 4:45 a.m. at the Colonial Motel at 802 E. Pacific Coast Highway.

One of the boys was found inside West's car and was taken into protective custody shortly before the defendant brought out the other boy, according to police.

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