Gordon Police investigate child abduction, child found safe

GORDON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Gordon police have located a toddler who was illegally taken out of state.

Police Chief Mike Hall says police responded to Terrance Charles’, home, Wednesday, for a domestic dispute.

Police found Charles, the father of the three -year-old, arguing with the child’s mother, Tina Coverson.

Coverson was immediately arrested for an outstanding warrant, on a domestic complaint, said Hall.

“She gave the child to him last night,” said Chief Hall. “When the mother’s relatives came by to pick up the child the next day in the early hours of the morning. He and the child were gone.”

Hall spoke with Charles, who drove to Louisiana.

“He told me, ‘this is my child’, and he did not have enough gas money to turn around and was going to his mother’s house.”

Hall says he explained to Charles that he should take the child to the closest law enforcement agency he could find.

Charles took the child to his mother’s Louisiana home.

Chief Hall says the grandmother is a jailer in Jefferson Parish Louisiana.

According to the police chief the child is safe.

Charles’ name is on the birth certificate, but because the couple was never married. Charles has no legal right as a parent to take the child, without Coverson’s consent, added Hall.

The police chief says Coverson and Charles have reached an agreement for the child to be returned to Georgia by the weekend.

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