Dillon man arrested in Indiana over alleged kidnapping | SummitDaily.com

Dillon man arrested in Indiana over alleged kidnapping

Elise Reuter
ereuter@summitdaily.com

A 25-year-old Dillon man was arrested on Dec. 15 accused of kidnapping his 21-month-old son after he was found in Indiana. Joseph Carter was arrested with charges of second-degree kidnapping and violation of a custody order.

Breckenridge police were contacted on Nov. 25, when the child's mother noted that he had not been returned to her by 9 p.m. that day, per custody terms. When she contacted Carter, according to police records, he said he was en route to South Carolina.

"It would indicate that he was headed to South Carolina, where he had grown up and has family," deputy district attorney John Franks said.

The child was returned to the mother after Carter was found in Indianapolis, Indiana. Carter was arrested by the Summit County Sheriff's Office and transferred to Breckenridge.

Breckenridge police were contacted on Nov. 25, when the child’s mother noted that he had not been returned to her by 9 p.m. that day, per custody terms.

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Summit County Judge Edward Casias set bond at $10,000 during a Wednesday, Dec. 16 advisement hearing. He also granted a mandatory protection order, preventing Carter from contacting the victims.

Carter will next appear in court on Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m. The District Attorney's Office has until Dec. 22 to file formal charges.

According to Colorado law, second-degree kidnapping is a class-four felony without additional aggravating factors.