A 25-year-old man suspected of abducting his 6-year-old son in Los Angeles was arrested in Las Vegas, where he and the boy were found, authorities said Wednesday evening.
Police circulated photos Monday of Rodney Dorsett Jr. who allegedly abducted his 6-year-old son Chance during a supervised visitation set up by the child’s grandfather, who has full custody of the boy.
At about 4 p.m. Sunday, Dorsett met with his father, Rodney Dorsett Sr., at a nearby market located at Redondo and Washington boulevards to allow his son to spend time with Chance, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
“The grandfather allowed his son, Rodney Jr., to take Chance and spend time with him. Hours went by and Chance was not returned,” according to a police statement.
The elder Dorsett made several attempts to contact his son via cellphone, before calling police for assistance.
Authorities said they believed the younger Dorsett and Chance may have been traveling by bus to Texas, where they have family, but they were located in Las Vegas on Tuesday, authorities said Wednesday night.
Dorsett was arrested and Chance is in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services, police said.