Police in Gwinnett County are searching for a missing boy who is with his mother’s boyfriend, according to the boyfriend.
Seven-year-old Quamaine Finch’s mother was arrested in Fulton County last week on unreleased charges, the Gwinnett County Police Department said in a statement.
While the boy was initially left in the care of the mother’s boyfriend, Ricardo Medy, the Division of Family and Children Services has since been given custody of Finch.
When officers visited Medy’s home in unincorporated Lawrenceville on Nov. 27, he refused to answer the door and told officers over the phone that the boy was with his biological father at an unknown location, police said.
Medy, 42, is now wanted on charges of interference with custody, according to police, who secured a warrant for his arrest.
At 4:30 p.m. Monday, police said he called a member of the media, saying he had the child and that he is unharmed, according to a news release. He “does not acknowledge the warrant for his arrest or the authority of the police,” the release said.
Medy has previous ties to New Jersey and Florida, police said.
Detectives with the Special Victims Unit are handling the case.
Anyone with information about Finch’s or Medy’s whereabouts are urged to call detectives at 770-513-5300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.
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