CHARLESTON, S.C. (KMOX) – (Updated Oct. 12, 9:10 a.m.) – Christopher Derleth, 39, has been booked in Madison County for allegedly kidnapping his 13-year-old stepdaughter and her newborn baby in mid-September.
Katherine Derleth and newborn son, also named Christopher, were found in a rural mountain area of West Virginia about a week after being reported missing.
The Kanawha County, West Virginia clerk gave Madison County 10 days to retrieve 39-year-old Christopher Derleth. Captain Mike Dixon originally wasn’t sure if it would take two days or two weeks. The county coordinates with three people who transport prisoners who says it’s a matter of timing and money.
Derleth had been under a restraining order to stay away from his stepdaughter, Katherine, and her child amid a Bond County investigation into his paternity.
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