UPDATE: Father Arrested, Child Found Safe in Wisconsin

Updated: 02/16/2014 5:14 PM
Created: 02/16/2014 11:07 AM


LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) - A Minnesota man suspected of abducting his 2-year-old son has been arrested in Wisconsin. The boy wasn't hurt.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says the man's vehicle was spotted traveling westbound near Lake Delton on Sunday about 2 p.m. A trooper pulled him over and arrested him without incident.

Minnesota authorities say the 33-year-old man broke into a St. Louis Park house through the back door Sunday about 1 a.m. He allegedly assaulted the boy's mother and fled with the child, and authorities believed he was heading for New York or Florida.

He was arrested in Lake Delton, which is about 220 miles southeast of St. Louis Park.

The state patrol says the child was safe and napping in the back seat. Authorities made arrangements to reunite him with his mother.

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(KSTP) - Police are asking anyone for help in locating a 2-year-old boy who was kidnapped from his home in St. Louis Park.

Police say 33-year-old Marque Montez Charleston broke into a house on the 3300 block of Virginia Ave. South around 1 a.m. and took Marque Montez Charleston Jr. by force.

Police say Charleston left in a black 2005 Volkswagon Touareg SUV (license plate 110-HUA). He was last seen in Woodbury near Interstate 94 and Radio Drive.

Police say he was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans and is about 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Police believe Charleston, who is the boy's non-custodial father, is possibly en-route to Florida or New York.

Police say Charelston is believed to be intoxicated. He assaulted the child's mother, Kyesha Lewis, before taking the child.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Louis Park Police Department at 952-292-8274 or email

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Marque Montez Charleston & Marque Montez Charleston Jr.
Photo: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension