Lafourche 4-year-old found unharmed, father in custody

Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 10:07 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A missing child advisory has been canceled after police say 4-year-old Elyk Brown was reported missing on Saturday.

State Police and the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office were searching for the boy’s father, who he was last seen with.

Officials say a family member of Brown was granted emergency custody of the boy after Brown was involved in a standoff with Nicholls State University Police on March 25. Sheriff Craig Webre says Brown had barricaded himself in his vehicle, threatening to harm himself. The situation was resolved peacefully, and Brown was taken into custody. Brown was ordered to stay away from the child, the family member, and their house.

On Saturday, April 3, Brown violated those orders by contacting the family member and showing up at their house.

Around 8 p.m. Saturday, Sheriff Webre says Brown took the boy from the residence. A warrant was issued for Brown’s arrest.

Investigators found the child was at a home in Schriever. Deputies with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office helped return the boy to the family member. Brown was taken into custody without incident.

Brown was booked and transferred to Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on warrants for simple kidnapping and four counts of violating a protective order.

Brown was also booked on outstanding warrants for simple battery and five counts of contempt of court.

Bail has been set at $57,600, and an additional $850 in fines and costs.

He is also being held as a fugitive of Assumption Parish for an outstanding warrant there.

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