A woman who allegedly abducted her son in November 2011 in Amarillo, Texas was arrested Monday in Sitka and the child is temporarily under state care, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
A Tuesday statement from the USMS says Sitka police aided in the arrest of Micki Brogdon after a request from marshals. Her son was placed in the custody of the state Office of Children’s Services pending return to his father.
USMS offices in northern Texas and Alaska assisted the Amarillo Police Department in tracking down Brogdon, who was wanted by officers in Amarillo for interference with child custody after her son was reported missing.
“The USMS nationwide investigation revealed that (Brogdon) traveled from Texas to South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington and Alaska prior to her arrest,” marshals wrote.
Brogdon was slated to appear before a Sitka court Tuesday, pending extradition to Texas on the outstanding warrants.
Marshals say Brogdon’s son was the 400th child recovered under Operation Pickup, which targets fugitives believed to be accompanying missing children. The USMS, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and various state and local law enforcement agencies are all part of the collaborative program.
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