CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of kidnapping his 13-year-old step-daughter and her 3-week-old baby has been arrested at a makeshift campsite in West Virginia.
Kanawha County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brian Humphreys tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail someone called in a tip that Christopher Ray Delerth had been spotted in the Cabin Creek area. Delerth was arrested around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. He will be returned to Madison County, Illinois, where he faces kidnapping charges.
Delerth's step-daughter and her son were transported to a local hospital to be examined. Humphreys says they both appeared to be fine.
Authorities in Illinois have said the teenager has a congenital heart defect and a pacemaker. Delerth had previously been ordered not to contact her.
Humphreys did not know if Delerth had an attorney.