Connecticut Police Recover Marietta Child in Custody Case
A custody case connected Connecticut to Marietta, Ga., and involved State Police and the governments of both states.
John Devone, Jr., 2, of Marietta, "was found [Monday] night at 1:30 a.m.," in Connecticut, according to Bridgeport, Conn., Sheriff David Goodman.
A custody order placed John Devone, Jr. with his mother, Brittany N. Finley, of Marietta, Trumbull Patch reports.
The youth's father, John-Michael Devone, 28, of Bridgeport, Conn., refused to return the child after a three-week visit last summer, according to the CTPost.
John-Michael Devone was arrested Monday night by Connecticut State Police.
The boy was located at his "maternal grandmother's" home in Bridgeport, Connecticut State Police said.
"The mother (Finley) was united with her child [Monday] night at 3 a.m.," Goodman told Trumbull Patch.
The father is charged with second-degree custodial interference.
Goodman said he had to turn to state police to help him when trying to retrieve the boy, according to Trumbull Patch. Marietta prosecutors had to send a governor's warrant to Connecticut, according to the sheriff.
Meanwhile, Finley has filed two Internal Affairs complaints against Bridgeport Police officers, one of them the boy's grandfather, involved in an attempt to retrieve the child, Trumbull Patch reports.
Bridgeport Police spokesman Bill Kaempffer said Tuesday those complaints will be investigated.
Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudette told the Connecticut Post the department assisted Goodman as best it could.