LONGMONT, Colo. — The man accused of kidnapping his 3-year-old son from his estranged wife and then fleeing to Canada was extradited back to Longmont on Monday, with new details coming out about the alleged kidnapping.
According to Longmont Police spokesperson Joel Post, Ray Turner broke into the Longmont home of his estranged wife Brandy Turner on May 25, sprayed her with pepper spray, stunned her with an electronic control device then kidnapped the couple’s 3-year-old son, Luke Turner.
A day later, Turner was found at a hotel in the city of Brandon in the Canadian province of Manitoba and taken into custody.
“We coordinated with the Canadian authorities to have Monty arrested and Luke taken into protective custody,” Post said. Luke was returned to Brandy on May 26.
Post said it was later determined that Turner had entered Canada illegally, and after a deportation hearing on June 7, it was decided that he would be deported back to the United States. That deportation was completed Monday.
Officers said Luke had just been reunited with his mother in March after Monty had previously taken the couple’s son last July, and that the two were found safe almost nine months later on the Eastern Plains.
Brandy told reporters that she had not seen Monty since then, and that she now has sole custody of Luke.