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Missing Children From Storm Lake Located; Several Adults Face Charges

Tue 12-15-2015 Ia."], ["Storm Lake

(Storm Lake)-- Two children that had been reported missing Monday from Storm Lake have been found safe in Buena Vista county and are in police custody. The children were located around 6:00 p.m.

Authorities say kidnapping charges have been filed against two family members in connection with the disappearance of the children.

Police believe family members were hiding the two children, three-year-old Ymani Banks and one-year-old Yamir Banks.

The father of the children, 32-year-old Scott Banks, was arrested Monday morning for contempt of court for violating a court order. His charges were upgraded Monday afternoon to kidnapping and perjury. Banks was being held without bond in the Buena Vista county jail.

Monday afternoon Storm Lake police and the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on the grandmother's home in Storm Lake. The grandmother, 50-year-old Dionne Pamon, was arrested for allegedly helping hide the children. She's also facing kidnapping charges.