Kidnapped MA girl found in NC

August 1, 2008 12:30:49 PM PDT
A father accused of kidnapping his daughter from a Massachusetts school has been arrested more than 600 miles away in North Carolina. Authorities said 43-year-old Joel Brown turned himself in Friday at the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. His daughter, 2-year-old Justice Rose Brown, was with him and unharmed. She is expected to be reunited with her mother later Friday.

Authorities said Justice was taken Wednesday from a school in Chicopee, Mass. Sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Tom Effler said Brown had been in touch with authorities since Thursday.

Brown has been charged with felony kidnapping by a parent and two misdemeanors in Massachusetts. He is being held in the Wayne County Jail. A bond amount wasn't immediately available.


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