We've posted on this case before. Dad CARLTON FENTON has been arrested for custodial interference after slashing the mother's tires and taking off with their 19-month-old son. Some unidentified "man" is also being searched for who faxed an outdated temporary custody order from New York (which gave Dad custody) to the Homewood, Alabama police department. Apparently that move was meant to delay or hinder police involvement--pretty darn smart move for a lone dad to come up with on his own, I think. And then find someone to implement for him? Yea, right.
This case--and the case posted right below this one--suggest possible external involvement by some party or parties who are familiar with child custody issues, and how to fight dirty. Perhaps a fathers rights group back in New York or on the Internet? I'd be checking it out.
And even after all of Dad's actions, he'll be welcome in Family Court to argue custody issues. Vandalism, obstruction of justice, custodial interference and abduction? Pshaw. Doesn't matter to them. Who says dads are discriminated against?
Mother reunited with child abducted from Homewood
Posted by Jeremy Gray -- Birmingham News September 09, 2009 5:06 PM
Categories: Breaking News
A Birmingham woman this morning was reunited with her 19-month-old son at the Atlanta airport after authorities said the childs' father abducted him Saturday and took him to New York City.
Monique McMillan said a relative accompanied Cameron Fenton on the flight after U.S. marshal's recovered the child in New York City and arrested his father, 33-year-old Carlton Fenton.
"It felt like an eternity, but it's only been a few days," McMillan said. "I was just happy to see him smiling."
Carlton Fenton also faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief for allegedly slashing one of McMillan's tires before taking Cameron from a Homewood restaurant on Saturday.
Evans said police are looking for a man who faxed police Cameron's birth certificate and paperwork from a temporary court order that stated Fenton had custody of Cameron. Evans said they have not identified the man and said he may have been a getaway driver or someone "performing a good Samaritan act."
A court hearing was to determine custody earlier this year, but that never happened.
Police and family today refused to discuss custody issues. A hearing was set for today in Jefferson County Family Court to resolve that issue, but the outcome of the hearing was not immediately clear.
"There's a right way and a wrong way to do anything," Evans said of the abduction.
McMillan said she feels sorry for Cameron's father. "I can't say I have pure hatred in my heart for him. I just feel sorry for him," she said.