THE DALLES -- Police issued an Amber Alert Wednesday morning for a boy reportedly taken from his home in The Dalles, according to Oregon State Police.

The child was identified as Skylar Meldin Coulcer-Jarding, 5. He is 3 foot 6, 45 to 50 pounds with sandy brown hair. He wears glasses and is cross-eyed and he has a speech impediment.

The suspect went into the home with a hammer. He knows the mother and hit her with the hammer.

He left the scene in a blue-green 1998 Chevy Cavalier Oregon license 229BUK similar to the one pictured. It has a dolphin sticker on the rear.

Brian Lester Depriest, 36, of The Dalles, is 6 foot 5 and 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone seeing the vehicle, the suspect and or child was asked to call 9-1-1 or Oregon State Police dispatch center at 1-866-5AMBER5 (866-526-2375)

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