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SC requests OK extradite Cherokee girl's father


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Updated: 8/13/2013 2:12 pm Published: 8/13/2013 1:24 pm


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's office says it has received a request from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to extradite the father of a Cherokee Indian girl at the center of an adoption dispute.

Dusten Brown was charged over the weekend with custodial interference after failing to appear at a court-ordered meeting in South Carolina, where the adoptive parents live. He turned himself in to authorities in Oklahoma on Monday and was released after posting bond. He refused to be extradited without a governor's warrant.

The little girl, 3-yeart-old Veronica, remains in the care of her paternal grandparents and Dusten Brown's wife, Robin Brown.

Fallin's spokesman, Alex Weintz, told The Associated Press that the governor has 90 days to review the extradition request. A statement is expected later Tuesday.

 

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