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O’HARA TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Three people from Texas are facing charges after police say they allegedly conspired to abduct a 1-month-old boy from his mother’s home in O’Hara Township on Friday morning.

According to Allegheny County Police, the 1-month-old child was reported as being abducted from his mother’s home along Mary Street around 10:20 a.m.

KDKA’s Amy Wadas Reports:


 

Police say 29-year-old Ashton Curtis, who says he is the child’s father, will face charges of concealing the whereabouts of a child, interference with custody of a child, and conspiracy.

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Curtis’ mother, 48-year-old Kimberly Marine, and her boyfriend, 53-year-old John Hall, will face the same counts.

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Investigators say Curtis and the child’s mother had been involved in a romantic relationship for the past three years. They met while Curtis, who is an oil worker from Texas, was in the area working a previous job.

Police say Curtis believes he is the child’s father, but the boy’s mother says that is not the case.

According to police, Curtis arrived at the home of the child’s mother late Thursday night, and stayed their overnight against her wishes. Authorities say he then snuck the baby, identified as Saylor Lahey, from the home this morning.

Meanwhile, police say Marine and Hall flew from Texas into Columbus, Ohio, where they rented an SUV and then drove to Pennsylvania, stopping to buy a car seat.

Police say the pair switched the rented silver SUV for Curtis’ red pickup truck, and then checked into a hotel.

“They flew into Columbus, rented a silver SUV, drove to the victim’s residence, where Ashton had arrived last night. In the morning, at an opportune time, he took the child from the residence. His mother, Kimberly, had switched the rental car they had brought from Columbus,” said Allegheny County Police Insp. Andrew Schurman. “They stopped and got a car seat, an infant seat. They switched that car with Ashton Curtis’ pickup truck, so when Ashton left, he departed in a silver SUV rather than the red pickup truck he normally drove.”

All three were taken into custody around noon on Interstate 70 in Claysville, Washington County. Police say Curtis, his mother and the baby were in the SUV, and Hall was driving the pickup truck.

Police say Curtis may have been armed during the incident.

Authorities believe the three were heading back to Texas when they were pulled over by state police.

Curtis, Marine and Hall are all being held in the Allegheny County Jail while they await arraignment on the charges.