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Two charged with kidnapping JC child April 18, 2014

Suspect in Colo. kidnapping arrested; boy safe

DENVER (AP) — Authorities on Sunday arrested a man accused of breaking into his estranged wife's home before blasting her with a stun gun and pepper spray and kidnapping their 3-year-old son.

Monty Ray Turner was arrested without incident at a motel in Brandon, Manitoba in Canada at about 1:30 p.m., said Longmont, Colo., Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur. The boy was found unharmed.

"We are working with the FBI on extradition and reuniting (the boy) with his mother," Satur said. "We've been working very hard on this case since yesterday."

Police said Turner assaulted his wife at her Longmont home Saturday and left with their child, Luke Turner. A court order prohibits the father from contacting his wife and son.

Brandy Turner told the Denver Post on Saturday that when her husband began struggling with her, her son was yelling: "Please don't hurt my mommy."

She did not return a phone message left by the Associated Press on Sunday.

Satur told the Denver Post that Monty Turner had previously disappeared with the boy, but no crime was committed in that case because both parents had custody rights at the time.

Turner is being held on numerous charges, including second-degree kidnapping, second-degree burglary and menacing, among others.

"There's just a litany of charges," said Satur, who declined to detail what led authorities to the whereabouts of Turner and his son.

Earlier Sunday, the boy's grandfather, Ronald Turner, 72, was pulled over in southwest Missouri on a warrant for second-degree kidnapping. He was driving a vehicle with a license plate number listed on the Amber Alert.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe said the grandfather was alone when he was pulled over and is being held at the Bates County Jail.

Earlier coverage:

DENVER (AP) — Authorities have arrested the father of a man accused of breaking into his estranged wife's Longmont home, shooting her with a stun gun and pepper spray, and kidnapping the couple's 3-year-old son.

Longmont Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur tells The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/13Wa246) the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Ronald Turner early Sunday.

Police say 51-year-old Monty Ray Turner assaulted his wife at her Longmont home Saturday and left with his son, Luke Turner. Monty Turner has a protection order prohibiting him from contacting his wife and son.

Ronald Turner, who was arrested as an accessory to the kidnapping, was pulled over outside Springfield, Mo. Satur says the boy and his father might be in a maroon 2001 Dodge Caravan with Colorado tag 576-ZXY; a brown 1997 Ford F350 pickup with Colorado tag 541-YLH or a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Colorado tag 837-UHS.

Online:

Amber Alert for Luke Turner

Earlier coverage:

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man accused of breaking into his estranged wife's Longmont home, shooting her with a stun gun and pepper spray, and kidnapping the couple's 3-year-old son.

Police say 51-year-old Monty Ray Turner assaulted his wife at their home in the 700 block of Eldora Place just after 10 a.m. Saturday and then left with his son, Luke Turner, on a bicycle with a kid seat. The father is believed to have fled in a nearby vehicle.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for the boy.

Monty Turner has a protection order prohibiting him from contacting his wife and son.

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