Veronica, 3, with her father Dusten Brown

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Veronica, 3, with her father Dusten Brown

‘Custodial Interference’: Dusten Brown Turns Himself In

Dusten Brown turned himself into authorities at a tribal court hearing today in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, according to Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree.

A warrant was issued for Brown's arrest on August 5 when he failed to appear in a South Carolina courtroom August 4 for a scheduled four-hour visitation to begin his daughter Veronica's transition to the South Carolina pre-adoptive couple, the Capobiancos. But—known to all parties in the dispute, including Judge Daniel Martin who issued the order—Brown has been in Iowa with his Oklahoma National Guard unit for a mandatory training that had been scheduled since January.

On the evening of Friday, August 9, the Capobiancos pressed criminal charges against Brown in South Carolina for “custodial interference.” The felony warrant carries a five year sentence and fines at the discretion of the court.

For more information about the charges, see: Baby Veronica's Father Accused of 'Custodial Interference' Felony.

Check back with Indian Country Today Media Network for more updates.


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