Monty Turner charged with kidnapping son, attacking estranged wife

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. - Prosecutors have filed multiple charges against a man accused of fleeing to Canada with his son after attacking the boy's mother with pepper spray and a stun gun at her home in Longmont.

The Longmont Times-Call reports Monty Turner was charged Thursday with second-degree kidnapping, first- and second-degree burglary, a domestic violence-related violation of a protection order, a domestic violence-related violation of custody, and domestic violence-related use of a stun gun.

Turner and his 3-year-old son, Luke, were found on a motel in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Turner was arrested. Luke was taken into protective custody and returned to his mother on May 28.

A preliminary hearing For Monty Turner is scheduled for July 3.  Turner is being held in Boulder County with bond set at $500,000.

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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