Police search for 8-year-old boy

Monday, February 28, 2011 | 5:18 p.m. CST; updated 11:55 a.m. CST, Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Columbia police are looking for 8-year-old Sedrick Lewis Jr., 8, who police say was picked up by his father from Blue Ridge Elementary School on Monday. A court order prohibits Sedrick Lewis Sr. from seeing his son unsupervised.

COLUMBIA — Columbia Police were searching for 8-year-old Sedrick L. Lewis Jr. as of Monday afternoon.

Sedrick was picked up from Blue Ridge Elementary School at about 11:40 a.m. on Monday by his father, Sedrick Lewis Sr., without consent from the boy's mother, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. A court order prohibits Lewis from visiting the boy unsupervised, according to a press release from Sgt. Jill Wieneke of the Columbia Police Department.


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Lewis has been contacted several times by detectives but has refused to return the boy to his mother or the police, the release stated.

Police believe he may be driving a silver Cadillac with Missouri license plate SGSCAD, the release stated. He has a tattoo on his upper right arm that says "LEW" and a tattoo on his upper left arm of a cross.

Anyone with information should immediately call 911.



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