Updated:
Original:

St. Louis Park 2-year-old found safe in Wisconsin; father arrested

Author:

Authorities say a 2-year-old boy abducted from his mother's home in St. Louis Park has been found safe and his father was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping.

KSTP reports the Wisconsin State Patrol arrested Marque Montez Charleston, 33, without incident on Sunday afternoon. WCCO reports Charleston is a lieutenant in the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Milwaukee station WISN says the 2-year-old, Marque Montez Charleston, Jr., saws sleeping in his father's SUV when it was pulled over near Lake Delton, Wisc. Authorities were arranging to reunite the boy with his mother.

Earlier Sunday the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension had asked for the public's help in finding Charleston and his son.

As the Pioneer Press reports, the agency said the boy's father broke into the home of the mother at about 1 a.m., assaulted the woman, and took the boy with him when he fled.

The Minnesota Army National Guard confirmed to WCCO that Charleston is a a lieutenant in the finance detachment and has been a member of the Guard since 1998.

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.

robberies

Mel-O-Glaze, DreamHaven Books robbed at gunpoint minutes apart

The businesses were hit by three robbers just six minutes apart on Oct. 21.

Cambridge house explosion

Explosion destroys house in Cambridge, 5 injured

The explosion occurred early Saturday morning on the 33000 block of Hillary Circle.

MAHMOUD MOHAMED HAMADA

Charges: Lyft driver sexually assaulted woman in her home

The defendant is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Pixabay - black bear

Black bear bites professional baseball player in western Wisconsin

The former MSU-Mankato star was bitten in his back.

mickey moore driver's license shared

Beleaguered Ward 9 city council candidate loses Strib endorsement

Mickey Moore has faced questions in recent days about where he actually lives.

Related