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.
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.