- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
- Comedian, cancer survivor Tom Green headlines sold-out Cancer Center benefit (1/22/17)
Police- Man drops off abducted son after hearing Amber Alert
DENVER -- A man who kidnapped his 14-month-old son left the child with a family member 700 miles away Sunday after hearing a nationwide alert for the boy, police said.
Police say Jacub Dentler, accused of beating his former girlfriend and taking their son in the Denver suburb of Lafayette, dropped the child off several hours later at an uncle's home in Des Moines, Iowa.
"We know for a fact that the boy's father heard the Amber Alert and that caused him to drop off the boy," said Lafayette Police Cmdr. Rick Bashor. "He knew there was a nationwide search."
Amber Alerts are bulletins, distributed through radio and television broadcasts and electronic highway signs, on kidnapped children and their abductors. They are named after Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl abducted and later found murdered in Texas.
Dentler's uncle called Vaness Martinez on Sunday morning to say her son was safe, Bashor said.
Martinez told police she feared for her life Saturday when Dentler, a former boyfriend, beat her at her home, Bashor said. Martinez escaped by backing her vehicle through a closed garage door and going for help.
Dentler had promised to turn himself in to police but had not done so by Sunday afternoon, Bashor said.
He is wanted for kidnapping, aggravated assault and obstruction of justice. The baby was not harmed, Bashor said.