The biological parents of a 1-year-old Montana boy have been charged with custodial interference and possessing a stolen vehicle, after they were found with the child and arrested by Fife police Sunday when an AMBER alert was issued for the boy.
Bryndi Gibson, 23, and Beau Blasius, 28, are accused of taking the child from his paternal grandparents’ home near Kalispell, Mont. Saturday night and heading to Washington.
They will be extradited to Flathead County, Mont. after the Pierce County case is finished, where they face charges of kidnapping, burglary and motor vehicle theft, according to prosecutors.
According to Pierce County prosecutors:
The child’s grandparents were appointed to care for him, as Blasius’ and Gibson’s parental rights were suspended and the boy is a ward of Montana.
The grandparents refused to give the boy to his father when he demanded to take him Saturday night. Blasius returned later that night, broke into the home, and took the child from his crib.
Both defendants pleaded not guilty today.
Blasius’s bail was set at $50,000, and Gibson’s was set at $100,000.
The boy’s grandmother is scheduled to pick him up from Child Protective Services today, according to the state Department of Social and Health Services.