A statewide Amber Alert has been canceled for 16-month-old Jayden Squire.
A relative of the boy's father brought the child to the Asheville Police Department Friday morning, according to the NC Department of Public Safety.
The Asheville Police Department says his father, Russell Wilson Squire choked the child's mother and fled.
The woman, whose name was not released, lost consciousness. That is when the elder Squire was able to escape with the child, police say.
The suspect was last seen on foot leaving the Thunderbird Motel in Asheville with the child.
Jayden Squire is described as two feet tall. He weighs 23 pounds, has green eyes and sandy blonde hair.
Russell Squire is 25-years-old, has green eyes and black hair. He is 5'11" and weighs 180 pounds. He wears locks and there is a also a tattoo of a cross on his back.