Father with no parental rights arrested after picking up daughter from school
A 38-year-old Ohio man was arrested after picking up his daughter from school and driving to Ogemaw County.
According to the Montmorency County Sheriff's Department, a 5-year-old girl went missing from Atlanta Community Schools around 3:30 Monday.
An investigation showed a female claiming to be the girl's mother called the school to say that the girl's father would be picking her up from school that day. The Sheriff's Department determined the mother did not make such a call.
The father, of Cleveland, Ohio, who has no parental or court-ordered rights, picked the child up from school and was heading south, the Sheriff's Department said.
The Sheriff's Department says the situation did not meet the criteria for an AMBER alert, but a "be-on-the-lookout" was put out by deputies.
An Ogemaw County deputy later advised the Montmorency County Sheriff's Department that they had detained the man and that the child was safe.
The mother was reunited with her child in Ogemaw County by 8 p.m.
The father was brought back to Montmorency County and was served on an open felony warrant for kidnapping and child enticement.
Deputies also found the man was driving on a suspended Ohio driver's license. He was held at the Montmorency County Jail.
The suspect's name will not be released until he is arraigned. A date has not yet been scheduled for that.