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"No more delays, no more excuses," Capobiancos begging for Veronica's return to Charleston

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"Why are you standing by and watching our daughter, Veronica, be held against our will? Why have you been so slow to recover a child who's being illegally held against our wishes and the court's?" Melanie Capobianco said crying Monday morning.

The Capobiancos are begging to bring Veronica back to Charleston, stating they know exactly how difficult it is to say goodbye, which is why they wanted Brown's cooperation in the first place.

"When they came and removed her from our home there was no transition plan, no process to protect our sweet baby from the emotional trauma of being taken from her parents and the only home she's ever known since birth. She's simply here one moment and gone the next," Matt Capobianco recalled from New Years Eve of 2011. That night the roles were reversed, the Capobiancos had been court ordered to give Veronica to her birth father because of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Last week Matt said he did what the courts demanded then and it was the hardest thing he's ever had to do.

Since that night, the Capobiancos fought at every court level, winning their case at the Supreme Court of the United States. Yet, when a Charleston judge ordered a gradual transition to return the child to the adoptive couple, Dusten Brown did not show and authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.

Monday morning Brown turned himself in to Sequoyah Sheriff's Office in Oklahoma. He was given a $10,000 bond and left jail less than an hour later.

Charleston County Sheriff's deputies said they are still working with Oklahoma law enforcement to locate the child. The Nowata County Sheriff spoke with News 2 via telephone Monday afternoon when he said he doesn't follow South Carolina laws and he would consider taking a child out of Oklahoma to be kidnapping.

Matt Capobianco, who is normally shy to make bold statements to the media, firmly said that enough is enough.

"No more delays, no more excuses, our daughter has been kidnapped and I expect the situation to be treated as such... If this doesn't happen I will be boarding a flight to Oklahoma today and I'm coming to get my daughter. I expect her bag to be packed and that she will be ready and waiting to come home," Matt said. "Veronica, stinker, daddy's coming."

Oklahoma authorities and the Cherokee Nation will not submit, saying Veronica still has rights under Oklahoma and tribal law that have not yet been exhausted.

Brown was not in a tribal hearing which was scheduled for Monday morning but the Cherokee Nation tells our Tulsa affiliate, KJRH, they are rescheduling.

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