An Indiana man charged with abducting a 16-year-old girl and her baby and bringing them to Kentucky has been extradited back to McHenry County, records show.
Michael A. Walton, 22, of the 800 block of Roosevelt Street in Linton, Indiana, was charged with one count of child abduction, a Class 4 felony.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 9 p.m. on June 22 to the 200 block of West Roosevelt Street in Harvard.
Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman said at the time that a 16-year-old girl and her 5-month-old son had gone missing.
It was reported to police that the two juveniles, who are Harvard residents, were last seen at the Harvard Diggins Library earlier that day.
Police started an intensive investigation involving numerous law enforcement entities, including federal and Indiana agencies, Bauman said.
According to an endangered missing person advisory, the juveniles were believed to have been with Walton in a black 2008 Buick Lucerne.
They were reportedly spotted in Jeffersontown, Kentucky early in the morning on June 23, the alert said.
The 16-year-old girl and her infant were located when they, along with Walton, turned themselves in to the Cynthiana, Kentucky Police Department on June 24.
Walton has been held in custody in Kentucky awaiting extradition to McHenry County.
He was extradited to the McHenry County Jail by the Bourbon County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Department Tuesday afternoon.
Walton remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $20,000 bond.
He would need to post $2,000 cash to be released. A court hearing is scheduled for Friday.