Man Allegedly Kidnaps Son After Assaulting Estranged Wife, Amber Alert Issued
LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – An Amber Alert has been issued after police in Longmont said a man allegedly assaulted his estranged wife and kidnapped his 3-year-old son.
According to police, at approximately 10:07 a.m. on Saturday Monty Ray Turner, 51, allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s home located in the 700 block of Eldora Place, physically assaulted her, sprayed her with pepper spray and then stunned her with an electronic control device.
Police said Monty Turner allegedly kidnapped their 3-year-old son, Luke Turner.
“They were last seen riding away on bicycle with a kids seat. The bike was last seen east bound on Mt. View Avenue from Independence Drive. We believe Monty Turner may have parked a vehicle nearby and has since fled in that vehicle,” police said in a statement.
“I’m worried … because there was pepper spray everywhere, and I know my husband had to have it all over his hands. So I’m sure Luke has pepper spray all over him. He’s probably scared to death,” Luke’s mother Brandy Turner said. “You know, so much has happened. He’s been yanked back and forth so much and he witnessed his dad attacking me. I was screaming and fighting, and then I don’t know what his plans are.”
According to police, Monty Turner has an arrest warrant for failure to comply with a $50,000 bond. He will be facing additional charges related to the kidnapping, burglary and assault.
Monty Turner’s wife has a restraining order against him preventing him from contact with her and her son.
Luke Turner is 3 feet tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. Monty Turner is 6 feet tall, 230 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. Police located a pickup truck that he might have been driving. They are still looking for a maroon Dodge Caravan with license plate 576-ZXY. Later Saturday police said they believe he was driving a 1999 Chrysler 300 with license plate 161-ZXZ.
Police say Monty Turner also took his son last summer and disappeared for 8 months. Luke Turner was just reunited with his mother in March.
Additional Information From Longmont Police
Anyone with information on this crime, or any other crime, is asked to call the Longmont Police Department at 303-651-8501 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers provides a way for members of the community, like you, to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime. Crime Stoppers knows “someone other than the criminal has information that can help solve a crime”. Crime Stoppers offers ANONYMITY to people who provide information about crimes AND pays rewards when the information supplied leads to an arrest. People providing information to Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges for this crime may receive up to $2,000.00 reward and re-main anonymous. Tips can also be provided to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers via the internet at http://www.nococrimestoppers.com or by Text to: 244637 (crimes) Keyword: NOCO (followed by your tip).