LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – An anxious mother from Longmont has been awaiting the return of her son, who was kidnapped and taken to Canada.
After a 27-hour Amber Alert, Brandy Turner received the good news on Sunday that her 3-year-old son Luke was safe.
On Saturday, Luke’s father, Monty Ray Turner, 51, who doesn’t have custody of Luke, allegedly attacked Brandy Turner with pepper spray and some kind stun gun. He then kidnapped the little boy and fled on a bike with child seat. Police believe he met up with a vehicle driven by his father, Ronald Eugene Turner, and left Longmont.
Luke and Monty were found in Brandon, Manitoba, across the border in Canada. Monty was arrested and Luke was taken to child services. Police are trying to find out how could the child crossed the border and left the country during and active Amber Alert.
“I have no idea, and I don’ know if I’ll ever know,” Brandy said. “It is a scary thought and I’m sure it’s frustrating for the officials as well as frustrating for me and any other mother who may be going through this.”
Local and federal investigators still don’t have answers.
“At this point we don’t know how he crossed the border,” Detective Jeff Satur with Longmont police said. “That’s something we’re looking into.”
“It does increase the sentence by one class in Colorado. The FBI is looking at this federally, so he may be facing federal charges,” Satur said.
Brandy is still waiting for her son to come home.
“I know how to love him when he comes home. They know how to get him home. I’m trying to let them take care of it,” she said.