Arizona father arrested on child abduction complaint in Oklahoma

Arizona man wanted on a child abduction complaint was arrested in Oklahoma on Monday. The father of the 11-year-old girl from Missouri was arrested in Oklahoma City where the girl was found with him safe.
by Robert Medley Modified: February 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm •  Published: February 18, 2014
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An Arizona man wanted on a child abduction complaint in Missouri was arrested in Oklahoma City Monday with his 11-year-old daughter, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Andrew Smith, 46, was arrested at a restaurant at NE 122 and Interstate 35 about 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to a patrol news release.

Smith had rented a car in Tulsa that was located in Oklahoma City near a truck stop.

Aurora, Mo., police asked for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s help finding Andrew Smith after the 11-year-old girl was taken from Marionville Elementary School Monday morning by Smith.

Smith was taken to the Oklahoma County jail Monday night.

The girl was reunited with her mother.

During the search for the girl and her father Monday, troopers arrested Smith’s brother, Oliver Smith, near Wellston during a traffic stop and took him to the Lincoln County jail, accused of helping his brother.

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by Robert Medley
Breaking News Reporter
Robert Medley has been a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1989, covering various news beats in the Oklahoma City metro area and in the Norman news bureau. He has been part of the breaking news team since 2008. A 1987 University of Oklahoma...
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