Callaway County deputies arrested a 32-year-old Fulton man Friday night after he gave a deputy a false identity in a traffic stop, removed a small child who was riding in the car and then fled the scene, leaving the child on the roadside.
Kevin Jones, 32, of Fulton, was stopped at 11:03 p.m. Friday near County Road 163 and Old Highway 40, west of Williamsburg, according to a sheriff's report. After giving the deputy a false identity, Jones removed the child from his car and sped away. The deputy remained with the child and provided the vehicle description and license plate information to surrounding agencies. Law enforcement officers were unable to immediately locate the vehicle.
The deputy later identified the child and reunite the child with family. After positively identifying Jones, deputies determined he was wanted by the Missouri Department of Corrections for violating parole.
Deputies received a report at 2:32 p.m. Saturday, that Jones' vehicle was abandoned in a field off County Road 153. Deputies responded and seized the vehicle.
About 7 p.m. Saturday, deputies arrived in the 5300 block of County Road 204 near Fulton, searched a residence and located Jones where he was taken into custody.
Jones was released to the Callaway County Jail without bond on charges of (felony) resisting arrest along with the parole absconder warrant. Further charges will be referred to the Callaway County prosecuting attorney.