UPDATE: Missing girls found safe; mother arrested on attempted murder charge

Di’Last Kellie, who’s wanted in connection with stabbing, officials say

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida missing child alert was canceled for two girls out of Seminole County, and their mother was arrested on a charge of attempted murder, deputies announced Monday.

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the girls, 10 and 13, were both found safe when a car driven by their mother, Di’Last Kellie, was pulled over during an early morning traffic stop in Orlando.

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Kellie was arrested and taken to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, deputies said.

A judge on Monday ordered Kellie to be held without bond. Her next court date was scheduled for Jan. 18.

Kellie’s two daughters were in the vehicle and unharmed, deputies added.

Sheriff’s officials said Sunday that Kellie was wanted in connection with a domestic stabbing that left a male victim in critical condition. No other details about the stabbing have been released.

When a missing child alert was issued for her daughters, authorities had described Kellie as armed and dangerous.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.