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December 7, 2013 permalink
When Washington state social workers came to seize five-month-old Jaxon Smith, parents Summer Smith and Kasey McKernan fled with the boy. Police have not found the boy or his parents, but have shown their determination by arresting eight other people.
8 arrested in connection to missing Vanc. baby
VANCOUVER – Police arrested eight people Thursday in connection with a Vancouver couple who ran away with their infant before he could be taken into county custody.
Five-month-old Jaxon Smith was being taken into custody by county child protective services on Nov. 27. when Jaxon’s mother, Summer Smith, 36, and father Kasey McKernan, 31, fled with the child.
According to police, McKernan assaulted a social worker, grabbed the boy and took off in a pickup truck driven by Smith.
Thursday evening police arrested seven people in connection to the case.
Ashlynd Delaplaine, 21; Eric L. Gross, 43; Russell Majerus, 25; Timothy Duke, 43; Michael Gloyd, 44; Ryan Bean, 27; and Richard W. Countryman, 33 were arrested based on police investigation, outstanding warrants and drug charges, police said.
Thursday afternoon, 33-year-old Michael Grant Fuller was arrested on charges of kidnapping and rendering criminal assistance in connection with the case. But police still had not found Jaxon or his parents.
The pickup was identified as a black 1996 Chevrolet S-10 with Washington license plate A11272U.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the child or his parents was asked to call police at 360-487-7399.
The mother and child were arrested December 7 and the father was arrested the next day.