Colorado Man Wanted in Son’s Kidnapping Arrested in Canada, Boy Safe
(MANITOBA, Canada) -- Luke Turner, a missing 3-year-old Colorado boy, was found safe in Manitoba, Canada, Sunday, as police arrested his father in connection with the alleged abduction.
Monty Turner, 51, was arrested Sunday afternoon at the Casablance Motor Lodge in Brandon, Manitoba, without incident, according to Cmdr. Jeffrey Satur of the Longmont, Colo., Police Department.
Luke was placed in the care of Family Services in Brandon, as authorities work on plans to reunite him with his mother in Colorado, Satur said, and coordinate Turner's extradition.
The alleged abduction happened Saturday morning when Monty Turner, who police said had an order of protection against him barring him from contacting his estranged wife and son, broke into their home.
According to the Longmont Police Department, Turner shocked his estranged wife with a stun gun and pepper sprayed her before he kidnapped their son.
Turner was seen riding away with Luke in on a bicycle with a childrens' seat, police said, and had likely parked a vehicle nearby to make his getaway.
An Amber Alert that had been issued for Luke was cancelled Sunday afternoon.
Early Sunday morning, Monty Turner's father was arrested after he was pulled over in Missouri while driving a car being sought in connection with his grandson's disappearance, Longmont police told ABC News' Denver affiliate. Ronald Turner was arrested as an accessory, police said.
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