Kidnapped 2-Year-Old St. Louis Park Boy Found Safe in Wis.

Updated: 02/17/2014 7:48 AM
Created: 02/16/2014 7:20 AM
By: Leslie Dyste

A Minnesota man suspected of abducting his 2-year-old son was arrested in Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon. The boy wasn't hurt.

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

Minnesota authorities say 33-year-old Marque Montez Charleston, the boy's non-custodial father, broke into a St. Louis Park house through the back door Sunday at about 1 a.m. He allegedly assaulted the boy's mother, Kyesha Lewis, and left with the child. 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.

WKOW reports Lewis has been reunited with her son.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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

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