Missing Vanc. baby found, parents arrested

Missing Vanc. baby found, parents arrested

Missing Vanc. baby found, parents arrested

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by KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 6:20 PM

VANCOUVER – Police located a missing 5-month-old and arrested two suspects Saturday after a Vancouver couple ran away with the infant before he could be taken into the custody of Child Protective Services.

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.

After already making a series of arrests in the case, police found Jaxon Smith and Summer Smith at a home on West 19th Street in Vancouver. Summer Smith was arrested on Saturday and booked into the Clark County Jail.

McKernan was arrested on Sunday in Northeast Portland and lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center, pending extradition to Clark County.

Another man, 49-year-old John Maxwell was at the residence with Smith and arrested on outstanding warrants, Vancouver police said.

The boy was taken into the custody of child protective services and appeared to be unharmed, police said.

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