Brandon police helped locate a kidnapped child on Sunday who had gone missing from the U.S. on Saturday.
Police were contacted by authorities in Longmont, Colorado, who advised them to check the Casablanca Motor Inn on Victoria Avenue in the city’s west end for Luke Turner and his estranged father, Monty, 51. The three-year-old boy was found unharmed in a hotel room along with his father, who is accused of abduction. He was arrested without incident.
According to TimesCall.com, Turner “forced his way into his estranged wife’s home at 10:07 a.m. Saturday, shocked her with a stun gun and used pepper spray on her before taking their son.”
An Amber Alert was issued in the U.S. a few hours later and the FBI was called in to investigate.
Brandon police are working with U.S. authorities, the Canada Border Services Agency and other departments to expedite Monty Turner to Boulder County where he’ll face charges.
The boy was turned over to Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba until arrangements can be made to return him to his mother, Brandy Turner.