The Tulsa District Attorney has filed charges against Justin Lampkins for child stealing.
Tulsa police say he abducted his daughter, two-year-old Venice Lampkins. He does not have custody of the child.
Venice's mother, Rhea Smith said she was picking up a friend on the way to church around 10:30 Sunday morning when Lampkins pulled up behind her, grabbed her keys and threw them, then grabbed the child and got back in his truck and took off.
"I could hear her screaming mommy," Smith said.
Smith's fear and worry grew after she talked to Lampkins' landlord.
"They said that he had moved out, and he had said something about going out of state," she said.
Although investigators with the Tulsa Police Department think Lampkins is still in the Tulsa area with Venice, Smith said he has friends and family all over the country.
This is also not the first time Lampkins has tried something like this. In 2008 he was accused in Colorado of using a knife to kidnap another child he had with a different woman. Police were able to catch him shortly after, and the child had not be hurt.
Smith said it shows how irrational and unpredictable Lampkins is.
"Severe emotional issues, and psychological issues," she said.
Lampkins' estranged father, Samuel Lampkins, agreed. FOX23 News talked to the elder Lampkins Monday afternoon. He said his son is severely disturbed and is capable of anything, even hurting Venice.
Smith has seen Justin Lampkins' violent side. Last spring she filed for a protective order against him after he became violent. Court records show Lampkins has violated the protective order at least three times since then.
Weeks after Smith ended the relationship and filed the protective order against Lampkins, she returned with a sheriff's deputy to get Venice back. She said there were obvious signs the toddler had been mistreated.
"She was having nightmares, she was pulling her eye lashes out, you could see her ribs she was so skinny, she was hitting herself in the head," Smith said. "She was just a totally different child."
"DHS had told me to pursue custody. They made me sign an agreement, saying that I wouldn't leave the children alone with him."
Now Smith and her family are left helpless, hoping her little girl is safe.
"She's got the most beautiful smile," Julie Smith, Rhea Smith's mother and Venice's grandmother, said. "She's absolutely gorgeous. Just a great personality."
"I think he's capable of anything," Rhea said. "I don't care if it's his child or not. He is not emotionally stable, and I don't trust him."
Smith said another woman was with Lampkins, who appeared to be about five months pregnant.
Lampkins was last seen driving a green, Chevy S-10 truck with a Creek Nation tag A1645. Police want anyone with information to call 918-596-COPS.Click here
to see a Facebook page set up to help find Venice Lampkins.