A Columbia man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of parental kidnapping after his 3-month-old son and large amounts of food, money and clothing were taken from his family’s residence in the 6400 block of Gateway Drive, according to a release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.
Dallas Kintner, 27, surrendered to officials about 10:50 p.m. in the El Chaparral subdivision. His son, Landon, was with him and unharmed, according to a release from the sheriff’s department.
After he had taken Landon, the release said, Kintner contacted a family member and said that the relative would never see Landon again.
The kidnapping was reported by Kintner’s wife about 5:30 p.m. Monday. She told deputies that her husband had a history of mental illness and substance abuse, according to the report.
An Amber Alert was activated at 8:06 p.m. by Public Safety Joint Communications, which Kintner heard on the radio, said Capt. Dwayne Carey of the sheriff’s department.
Kintner then called a family member to arrange a meeting about an hour’s drive east of Columbia, Carey said. The family drove him back to Columbia, where he was arrested by the sheriff’s department, Carey said.
“Apparently (Kintner) wanted to gain attention from his family,” Carey said.
Kintner was charged with one count of parental kidnapping and sent to the Boone County Adult Detention Facility for processing. He was being held Tuesday on a $5,000 bond.