Mary Leaver, a DHS spokeswoman, also would not say whether Bryan remained in state custody, but told The Oklahoman
how a DHS investigation of Bryan's abandonment would continue.
"The case worker probably is going to be doing her own investigation to look into what were the circumstances that contributed to that child being left in the store, (and) what the family situation (is), if any,” Leaver said. "She's probably going to be looking into that home environment. ... They do an extensive investigation to make sure that that home environment is in the best interest of the child. She's probably going to be talking to a lot of people in the coming days.”
Leaver said in a normal investigation in a situation similar to Bryan's, a case worker would present the findings to the district attorney's office.
"They'll look at that (the findings), take it into consideration, and they'll work together then to determine what the next course of action is going to be, whether a family might have to go to court (to get the child back),” Leaver said. "They're going to be looking at a lot of different options, and together they'll reach a determination of what's going to happen.”
Leaver said options include the state keeping custody of the child, placing the child in foster care or returning the child to the family.
"It's not a process that's going to happen overnight,” Leaver said.
Arrested man has criminal history
The man police arrested in Bryan's abandonment has run afoul of the law before, court records show.
In June 2005, McCaskill pleaded guilty to felony charges of drug possession with intent to distribute, uttering bogus checks and concealing stolen property, court records show.
In August 2006, prosecutors accused McCaskill of having violated the terms of the five-year suspended sentence he received in the 2005 case.
Prosecutors filed an application to revoke the suspended sentence.
A warrant was issued for McCaskill's arrest.
He had been free as a fugitive until his arrest on Thursday.