2 Missing Maine Boys Found Safe, Father Arrested: Police

May 1, 2019 Updated: May 1, 2019

Two young brothers from Maine, who were believed to be taken by their father, were found safe on April 30, according to police.

Presque Isle Police Department officers said in a statement that they had located Joel Strother II, 12, and Carter Strother III, 10, in North Carolina. Their father Joel Strother has been taken into custody.

We have great news! The children have been located and are safe! The father Joel Strother has been arrested and is…

Presque Isle Police Department 发布于 2019年4月30日周二

During the investigation, detectives determined the father had possibly taken both children in a 2006 metallic or pewter colored GMC Terrain with temporary paper registration plates to Florida on April 26. In an earlier post, police said the children could have also been taken to North or South Carolina.

A felony-level warrant was issued for the arrest of Strother last week.

As we continue to investigate this case involving Joel Strother we have determined he is operating a 2006…

Presque Isle Police Department 发布于 2019年4月30日周二

We need your help! The Presque Isle Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of two children. The…

Presque Isle Police Department 发布于 2019年4月26日周五

Authorities said on April 29 that they were able to contact Strother, who refused to cooperate with law enforcement.

Thank you to all of you for your shares, comments and tips regarding Joel and Carter Strother! We have had a phone…

Presque Isle Police Department 发布于 2019年4月29日周一

Authorities said information about the children’s whereabouts came from a tip from someone who saw the police Facebook post appealing for information from the public.

“Thank you everyone out there on Face Book! Because of you all sharing this information and getting the word out, we had a very happy outcome,” the statement read.

According to the FBI, there were over 424,000 National Crime Information Center entries of missing children in 2018.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said they have assisted law enforcement in more than 25,000 cases in 2018. Of those, four percent of cases are family abductions, while 92 percent are endangered runaways.

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