Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dad wanted for abducting, abusing 5-month-old son (Pulaski, Virginia)

Dad is identified as HOWARD SAMUEL COLE. I wonder if this was a custody/visitation situation. McDonald's is often used as an exchange point in "contentious" custody situations (i.e. situations where the mother is forced to comply with a court order requiring her to hand over a baby to an abusive father).

Pulaski man wanted on child abuse

Posted: Jan 29, 2014 5:12 PM EST
Updated: Jan 29, 2014 5:12 PM EST
By WSLS Staff

PULASKI - The Pulaski Police Department says they received a report that a five month old child had been abused by his biological father on the morning of Sunday, January 26th.

A felony warrant of child abuse has been issued for 31-year-old Howard Samuel Cole.

He was last seen with the child in Pulaski on Monday, January 27th around 7 p.m.

Cole was last seen at a McDonald's in Dublin around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29th.

The missing child, Cory Samuel Cole, is a white five month old baby boy, has dirty blonde hair, and blue eyes. Howard has ties in Lexington, North Carolina, and more family in the county of Pulaski.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pulaski Police Department at (540) 994-8680.