The Fight for Baby Veronica: Dusten Brown turns himself in - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

The Fight for Baby Veronica: Dusten Brown turns himself in

Posted: Updated:
Mugshot sent by Sequoyah Sheriff's Office Mugshot sent by Sequoyah Sheriff's Office

CLICK HERE TO WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR 4:45 PM.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Dusten Brown was arrested on the Custodial Interference warrant after he turned himself in at the Sequoyah County (Okla) Sheriff's Department.

Spokesman for CCSO, Major Jim Brady said, Brown and his attorney attended a bond hearing resulting in a $10,000.00 personal recognizance bond, and said he already made bail.

"Charleston County authorities are in communications with Oklahoma officials in regards to the extradition process as well as pursuing all available options in locating Baby Veronica," Brady said.

Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says Dusten Brown turned himself in about 10 a.m. and appeared before a judge but refused extradition without a governor's warrant.
 
South Carolina governor spokesman said, ""Gov. Haley is working closely with law enforcement, the solicitor's office, the state of Oklahoma, and the family on this case. Our goal is to do all we can to get Veronica back home safely."

This comes after a press conference this morning with the Capobiancos. They spoke directly to Dusten Brown, law enforcement and anyone hiding his whereabouts after a warrant for his arrest was issued Friday and he failed to comply with court orders.

During the press conference, Baby Veronica's legal adoptive parents begged law enforcement to step up and get their daughter back. The Capobiancos said any other case of custodial interference would be treated as kidnapping and have much more urgency.

Matt claimed he would go get her himself and told News 2's Haley Hernandez that it wasn't said in the heat of the moment, he was going to purchasing a plane ticket. NBC news say they have reports that Matt & Melanie are already on their way to Oklahoma.

The adoptive couple wants the Feds and government officials to step in now and go get Veronica.

The FBI tells News 2, without a federal warrant, they are not getting involved and were not sure this was a matter for more than local officials. The Oklahoma Sheriffs office has not returned our calls.

There was a tribal court hearing this morning, our Tulsa station says Brown was not there. The Cherokee nation has said Veronica has rights under tribal law that have not yet been exhausted and they will continue the hearing on another date.

We will have more tonight on News 2 at 5:00 and 6:00

Tweets from @HernandezHaley

"I expect her bags to be packed, & she will be ready & waiting to come home" Matt said announcing he will board a plane to get #BabyVeronica

"Our daughter has been kidnapped and I expect the situation to be treated as such," Matt said. Powerful words at Capobianco presser.

"You are not above the law" Spokeswoman Jessica Munday says to those not coming forward with Brown & Veronica

  • Meth lab uncovered in North Charleston

    Meth lab uncovered in North Charleston

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:50:50 GMT
    At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.Police and the fire department responded to the Relax Inn on Ashley Phosphate around 6:30 Wednesday night.Dispatch confirms to News 2 that at least one person was arrested.Stay with counton2.com for more details.
    At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.Police and the fire department responded to the Relax Inn on Ashley Phosphate around 6:30 Wednesday night.Dispatch confirms to News 2 that at least one person was arrested.Stay with counton2.com for more details.
  • Horse accident has some calling for horse/carriage ban in downtown Charleston

    Horse accident has some calling for horse/carriage ban in downtown Charleston

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:40:50 GMT
    The horse that bolted off with his carriage and crashed into the Charleston Market Tuesday afternoon has some people talking about banning horses/carriages downtown. Debbie Hall started a Facebook page after the recent incident in Savannah, when a horse there was spooked. She says these horse incidents prove carriages do not need to be in downtown Charleston. “You have to look at the other side of what’s being used ...
    The horse that bolted off with his carriage and crashed into the Charleston Market Tuesday afternoon has some people talking about banning horses/carriages downtown. Debbie Hall started a Facebook page after the recent incident in Savannah, when a horse there was spooked. She says these horse incidents prove carriages do not need to be in downtown Charleston. “You have to look at the other side of what’s being used ...
  • Stingrays lose 1-0, down 3 games to none to Wheeling

    Stingrays lose 1-0, down 3 games to none to Wheeling

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:05:26 GMT
    Goaltender Mike Condon stopped all 38 South Carolina Stingrays (0-3) shots to give the Wheeling Nailers (3-0) a 1-0 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at WesBanco Arena Wednesday night. The Stingrays trail the best-of-seven series 3-0.The Stingrays peppered Condon with 12 shots in the opening period and 14 in the second, but could not grab the opening tally. Not to be outdone, Stingrays netmind...
    Goaltender Mike Condon stopped all 38 South Carolina Stingrays (0-3) shots to give the Wheeling Nailers (3-0) a 1-0 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at WesBanco Arena Wednesday night. The Stingrays trail the best-of-seven series 3-0.The Stingrays peppered Condon with 12 shots in the opening period and 14 in the second, but could not grab the opening tally. Not to be outdone, Stingrays netmind...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.