Dad arrested on kidnapping charges in Canada extradited to Colorado; Monty Turner in Boulder Jail
Investigators: Turner entered Canada illegally
Last Updated: 180 days ago
LONGMONT, Colo. - A father arrested with his 3-year-old son in Canada has been extradited to Colorado, according to the Longmont Police Department.
Monty Turner is accused of breaking into his estranged wife's home, assaulting her, spraying her with pepper spraying, stunning her with an electronic device and kidnapping the couple's son on May 25.
Turner and the boy were found on a motel in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada the next day. Turner was arrested. The 3-year-old, Luke, was taken into protective custody and returned to his mother on May 28.
Monday, Monty Turner was flown to Denver International Airport and turned over to the custody of the Longmont Police Department at 10 a.m., police said.
Investigators said their investigation has revealed that Turner entered Canada illegally.
He is in the Boulder County Jail.
Turner lost custody of his son after taking him in July 2012 -- just as Brandy Turner filed for divorce. The father disappeared with his son for eight months.
Luke was eventually returned to his mother in March, after police said Monty Turner was found hiding with the boy in a box truck under some carpet at a home in Washington County. The father wasn't charged with a crime in the 2012 incident, because both parents had legal custody of the child.
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