Belmont County Man Arrested After Alleged Kidnapping

Belmont County

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – In Belmont County, a little boy is back with his mother and siblings after he was allegedly taken by his father in the midst of a domestic incident.

Sheriff Dave Lucas said the father and mother, in Barton, were fighting, and the father–Robert Burdine– allegedly grabbed the toddler and took off.

The Sheriff said the call came in to 911 at 8:00 Tuesday morning.

St. Clairsville Police pulled Burdine over and took him into custody.

He grabbed the child, which he has no parental rights or anything to. Then he grabbed the child and went to take off with the child. And she tried to stop him or remove the child to where she stated that the vehicle struck her. She was checked out by the squad and was OK. No injuries.

Sheriff Dave Lucas, Belmont County

Robert Burdine is now jailed on charges of child endangering, domestic violence, interference with child custody and three counts of drug possession.

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