*UPDATE: Angela Darden will be extradited back to Florida and face charges of grand theft and violating her pre-trial release conditions. Officials have released new photos in connection with this case including the VW Bug she spray-painted black and a photo of the GPS monitoring cuff that she cut off and discarded.
FLORIDA--Eleven year old, Howard Darden IV, and his mother Angela Darden were found okay Thursday night in Elizabeth City.
According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the boy was located around 7:15 p.m. in the parking lot of the Southgate Mall.
The child was located after a husband and wife saw a local news broadcast featuring the missing child and spotted a VW Beetle in the parking lot with the Florida plates. The vehicle, which was previously a bright yellow, had been spray painted black.
The couple called the Elizabeth City Police Department who responded to the scene.
Angela Darden was located inside the mall. Howard Darden was found inside the car in the parking lot, uninjured and in good health.
Darden was arrested and charged with violating her pre-trial release conditions. She was taken to jail. Additional charges may be pending.
Howard Darden was with social services and is expected to be returned his father tomorrow.
A missing child alert had been issued for the Florida boy after his mother picked him up from school early Tuesday and disappeared with him.
Howard Darden IV was last seen Tuesday in Apopka, Florida, according to a release from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
Angela, who was out of jail on GPS monitoring, cut off her ankle bracelet within hours of taking Howard from school, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Angela was scheduled to appear at a custody hearing with the child's father at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. When she failed to appear, her custody of the child expired, authorities said.
Darden sent a highly concerning text to a family member and authorities thought Howard might be in danger.