Saturday, November 28, 2015

Dad in "custody dispute" abducts 9-month-old daughter, threatens to kill her (Antioch, California)


Man arrested for taking his Antioch child from mother during custody dispute, threatening to kill her, Wednesday

By Corporal Powell Meads, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at approximately 3:43 PM, Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of W 9th St for a custody dispute involving a 9-month-old female. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the child’s mother, a 19-year-old Antioch resident.

The child’s mother reported that during an argument, her estranged husband, a 20-year-old resident of Waterford, took their 9-month-old child and fled in a vehicle that did not have a car seat, while also driving recklessly. She reported that she continued to argue with the father via cell phone at which point he made threats to kill himself and the child.

The child and her father were eventually located at an apartment in Waterford. The child was not harmed and was returned to her mother. The child’s father was arrested for criminal threats and an unrelated felony warrant from Sacrament County.

This preliminary information is made available by the Field Services Bureau.