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3-month-old abducted by father found in Michigan, officials say

Published On: Apr 03 2014 03:44:20 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 04 2014 07:18:14 AM CDT

A 3-month-old boy was taken from his home by his noncustodial father Thursday morning, Sauk County officials said.

BARABOO, Wis. -

A 3-month-old boy, Jose, was taken from his home in the town of Honey Creek by his noncustodial father Thursday morning, Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said.

Liliana Caballero said she and Luis Angel Gutierrez got into a fight at a club in Wisconsin Dells Wednesday night, according to a criminal complaint. When she got home Gutierrez and her son were not home.

She assumed they would return, but when they didn't she called police around 7:10 a.m., according to the complaint.

Gutierrez told his brother, who was babysitting Jose, that he was going to New York to stay with a cousin when he left, according to the criminal complaint. Gutierrez later told his brother he switched trucks with his friend in Juneau County.

The District Attorney’s Office issued a temporary felony warrant for Gutierrez's arrest, Meister said. He was pulled over around 1 p.m. in Michigan, and will likely be charged with interfering with child custody.

“We were very safe, very concerned for the child’s safety,” Meister said. “We didn’t know what state of mind the suspect was in, and so we did everything else that we possibly could to try to locate him.”

Authorities said they are working on reuniting the mother and baby in Michigan.

Meister said there were no prior domestic situations between the parents, who live together with the baby, before this situation.

The abduction did not qualify for an Amber Alert because Caballero did not think Jose was in any danger, officials said.

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